MAGNOLIA – On Tuesday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Beauport Hearing Care Grand Opening and Open House.
The ceremony took place at the new practice location at 8 Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. Festivities were attended by State Senator Bruce Tarr, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan, Deputy Commissioner Patricia Ford of the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, many patients and guests.
At the ribbon cutting, co-owner David Bergeron said, “We could talk about our innovative approach and what makes our practice different, but the only thing that really matters is how we have improved our patients’ hearing and quality of life.” Practice provider and co-owner, Judi Bergeron thanked her patients that came from as far away as New Hampshire. She said, “Our patients are the reason we are in practice, and I am very proud that patients have followed me.” Local pediatrician Dr. Jeff Stockman wrote to the practice website in honor of the Opening, “The first thing [Judi] did was to take out one of her hearing aids…she convinced [Dad] to get an aid that was just what he needed, no extra bells and whistles that he would never use. The best part – Dad heard bird song for the first time in years. That night we actually had a long conversation.”
State Senator Bruce Tarr presented Beauport Hearing Care with a Senate Citation in honor of its Grand Opening. In his remarks, Senator Tarr acknowledged David Bergeron’s successful record in health care innovation, and he expressed his support for the Bergeron’s application of lessons learned from that experience to create a new way to deliver higher quality patient care for people with hearing loss. He said, “I hear from people every single day how important hearing is to their quality of life.” He explained a lot of people are confused about their hearing and need help. Tarr thanked Judi and David Bergeron for opening their new practice, and he went on to express his view that their initiative also has broader significance. He said, “This is the beginning of something new to help people in our local community, but it will also help other people across the Commonwealth, even the nation.”
Mayor Romeo Thekan delivered her remarks during the ribbon cutting ceremony. She said she worked with David Bergeron 20 years ago when he first contacted her about helping fishermen get better health care, and that program helped thousands across the state. She said, “I was absolutely delighted to get another call from Bergeron about this new project to help people with hearing care.” As a SHINE counselor and long-time health care advocate, she said, “I am very aware of how much people need help with their hearing.”
Beauport Hearing Care is a full service hearing instrument practice, providing hearing aids and related services – including its signature hearing coaching program. Practice founders Judi and David Bergeron personally live with their own hearing loss, and this informs their approach. Bergeron said, “We emphasize ongoing education and social support in addition to hearing aids.” Find them on the web at beauporthearing.com. Anyone interested in a no-obligation complimentary hearing evaluation may call to schedule an appointment at (978) 525-2300.