News

Hearing-impaired bride's wedding saved by kind gesture

HAPPY TO HELP: Alan Fort from Connect Hearing came to Jade Glover’s rescue when her hearing aids broke just 10 days before her wedding day.
HAPPY TO HELP: Alan Fort from Connect Hearing came to Jade Glover’s rescue when her hearing aids broke just 10 days before her wedding day. Mike Richards

WHEN Jade Glover's hearing aids broke 10 days before her wedding day, she was crushed.

The thought of not being able to listen to her husband profess his vows to her was a real possibility for Mrs Glover.

"I was desperate and upset," she said. "I was so afraid Josh would have to scream his vows to me."

Mrs Glover visited Connect Hearing at the Nightowl complex emotional and despairing, knowing that repairing her hearing aids could take weeks and cost thousands.

Alan Fort, audiologist at Connect Hearing, was listening to Mrs Glover from his office out the back, and felt compelled to assist.

"I was having a bad week, and I know Jade was too," he said. "Being able to help her turned both of our weeks around."

Knowing the repair could not be done in the time frame, Mr Fort decided to loan her a pair of hearing aids for her wedding day.

They were a premium set of hearing aids which would ensure every vow would be heard with perfect clarity.

Mrs Glover said she had not expected such kindness and was reduced to tears of joy, both from the sound quality, size and the appearance of the hearing aids.

"It was such a brilliant moment," she said. "Because of Alan my wedding day was just wonderful."

She said everything she had dreamed about for her wedding day came true.

Mrs Glover speaks highly of the service provided by Mr Fort and of Connect Hearing, not only for saving the day but for what they did next.

Approaching the hearing aid manufacturer, Unitron, Mr Fort asked for assistance.

Touched by Jade's story and Alan's genuine care and empathy, Unitron donated a new pair of premium hearing aids for Jade to keep.

Mrs Glover said she couldn't have afforded the state-of-the-art equipment otherwise.

Pulling her hair to one side, it is difficult for anyone to notice she is wearing hearing aids at all.

Not only do the pair share a professional relationship, they are now also firm friends.

Topics:  gladstone good samaritan weddings



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

He's accused of raping his cell mate while watching porn

Borallon Correctional Centre. Photo Contributed

A CAPRICORNIA Correctional Centre inmate is on trial.

BOM: Severe weather warning tonight

STORM WARNING: Incoming cloud band prompts BoM weather experts to issue severe thunderstorm warning.

Possible flash flooding for the region

She drove 7 hours to sell mangoes, and then a thief struck

Jason Pfingst of Lilly Pilly Organics wants to grow the Yeppoon Markets, as part of the new Relish Capricorn initiaitive.
Photo: Contributed  /  Rural Weekly

Sharon drives down almost every week to sell her mangoes

Local Partners

Amanda Seyfried lets slip the sex of her baby

Amanda Seyfried has suggested the sex of her baby

Meet the Brisbane breakfast radio king's replacement

Craig Zonca ABC Radio

ABC announces Craig Zonca as the replacement for Spencer Howson

How predictable are your Netflix habits?

Stranger Things is taking the world by storm as a new-age nostalgic Sci-Fi Thriller

The new entertainment binging pattern

Kanye West is on the mend now he's back from hospital

Kanye West is more relaxed since returning home from hospital

WATCH: The young Aussie actor playing Barack Obama

A screenshot of the trailer for Barry, a new film from Netflix.

Aussie teen nails Obama's early university years

Boy George named as a coach on The Voice Australia

Iconic pop star Boy George is to appear as a coach on 'The Voice'

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

High profile premier invests in Gladstone industrial facility

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman heads a group that bought the UGL warehouses in Paget for $10 million.

FORMER PREMIER heads group that's backing Gladstone to bounce back.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!