Williamsburg music teacher suffering hearing loss can hear music once again with special birthday gift

Posted at 12:33 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 12:59:18-04

Newport News, Va. - A Williamsburg music teacher suffering from severe hearing loss for the past few years is able to hear music again.

Shane Radowski, a music teacher at Queens Lake Middle School, heard music the way it was supposed to be heard for the first time in a while.

She was diagnosed with hearing loss two years ago and has been trying to raise money because her insurance doesn't cover the $9,000 hearing aids.

New Sound Hearing Network heard Radowski's story and gave her a pair as a gift.

Now, they are donating the money she did raise to the Starkey Foundation, which provides hearing aids to people in need.

And better yet, all of this happened on her birthday!

"It's awesome, he didn't realize it was my birthday until I told him and then he was like, 'oh yeah what a great birthday gift'," says Radowski. "Growing up with music, my parents always had music playing and so musics always been a part of my life and to hear it the way its supposed to be heard was huge for me."

She says this will change the way she's able to interact and teach her classes.