Give the Gift of Better Hearing | Nominations Open

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Discover the heartwarming stories of last year's Hear for the Holidays winners at South Shore Hearing Center and learn how this annual giveaway is changing lives in our community.

The holiday season is a time for giving, sharing, and coming together with loved ones. But for some, this time of year can be challenging, especially if they are struggling with a hearing loss.  

At South Shore Hearing Center, we believe in the power of community and the gift of better hearing. That’s why we are thrilled to announce the return of our annual Hear for the Holidays giveaway for 2023. 

Why We Do It 

Our commitment to the community goes beyond providing hearing care services. We understand that hearing loss can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, affecting their ability to engage in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and feel connected to their loved ones.  

That’s why we initiated the Hear for the Holidays giveaway – to make a positive difference in the lives of those who may be struggling with a hearing loss during this festive season. 

The Impact of Hearing Loss 

Hearing loss statistics tell us that it affects 1 in 8 people, which means there’s a high likelihood that someone at your holiday dinner table is facing this challenge. They may have put their needs on hold, hesitated to seek help due to financial concerns, or simply hoped for a lucky break.  

The Hear for the Holidays giveaway is designed to be the ideal opportunity for them to receive the gift of better hearing. 

How to Nominate 

Nominating someone for this special gift is easy and meaningful. Simply complete the nomination form on our website and share in detail why the person you are nominating deserves to win.  

We encourage you to provide as much information as possible, as it helps us understand their unique situation and why they should be selected. 

Previous Winners 

Last year, our inaugural Hear for the Holidays competition was a tremendous success, thanks to the support and participation of our wonderful community. This competition is about people helping people and raising awareness of hearing loss.  

We believe that early intervention and support can significantly improve lives. 

Our first winner, Giovanni Ciambriello, was nominated by his wife, Michelle.

Her heartfelt nomination highlighted Giovanni’s dedication to his friends and family despite his hearing challenges as an auto mechanic.

The gift of better hearing has given him back confidence, self-value, and improved relationships. 

Here’s an excerpt from Michelle’s nomination: 


I’m nominating my husband Giovanni for this gift. He has never wanted to be the center of attention and is more of a one-on-one person who is devoted to his friends and helps whenever he can… The gift of hearing will give him back confidence, self-value, and relationships with friends and family. Thank you for this opportunity and consideration.

Giovanni’s story is a testament to the impact of this giveaway, and we are excited to continue making a difference in the lives of individuals like him. 

Looking Ahead 

The positive response to Hear for the Holidays has been overwhelming, and we are committed to making this an annual tradition. We look forward to helping even more people next year and continuing the fight against hearing loss in our community. 

To those who don’t win this year, we want to reassure you that there are many avenues to overcome hearing challenges.

We encourage you to schedule a hearing assessment with us to explore options tailored to your needs. We are always here to support you and the community that has supported us throughout the years. 

Now is the perfect time to take the step toward healthier hearing for a brighter future. The Hear for the Holidays giveaway embodies the spirit of giving, and we can’t wait to make this holiday season unforgettable for our deserving winner. 

Nominations are open now until November 30, 2023, so don’t hesitate to nominate someone who deserves the gift of better hearing. Together, we can spread joy, improve lives, and make this holiday season truly special. 

Good luck to all nominees! 

Submit your nomination

To nominate someone for the Hear for the Holidays giveaway, visit this link. 

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Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Jennifer G. Mayer purchased South Shore Hearing Center in January 2016. She was born and raised in Swampscott, MA. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing in 1996 from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her Master’s degree in audiology from the Northeastern University in 1998. Dr. Mayer fulfilled her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) in 1999 at Hear USA and Cape Cod Ear, Nose and Throat. Following her CFY, Dr. Mayer was a staff audiologist in various clinical settings, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She joined the South Shore Hearing Center staff in 2006. Dr. Mayer obtained her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2008. Dr. Mayer’s specialties are diagnostic audiology, pediatric and adult amplification and educational audiology. Dr. Mayer is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Audiology and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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