Meg has been hard of hearing since she was born.  She received her first set of hearing aids when she was in kindergarten.  Now an 8th grader, Meg still had her original hearing aids and had made them last twice as long as they are usually used.  Technology has advanced in the past few years and the newer hearing aids have an increased ability to reduce background noise.  They also offers blue tooth ability for technology assistance in school, such as with headsets and e-learning.  Meg is off to high school next year and learning is at a much faster pace.  HCCI was able to help Meg get new hearing aids so she is able to adapt and keep up with her classmates.