Woman who suffers from extreme hearing loss can hear again after 30 years

(Merrilee Moore, NewsChannel 12 photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A local woman who suffers from extreme hearing loss is getting the chance to hear clearly for the first time in 30 years thanks to a new pair of hearing aids.

Jocelyn Rodriguez lost her hearing at the age of four and never recovered. Since then, she says she's felt isolated, even from her closest family and friends. Unable to work and struggling to communicate, Rodriguez spends most of her time at home, but not anymore.

"I can actually go get me a part time job or something or volunteer or something where I can get myself going," Rodriguez said.

With her long-awaited hearing aids, Rodriguez is now ready to live a more outgoing life.

"That's what I need," Rodriguez said, "A hearing aid that can help me to hear more clearly."

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