No more nights in for Charlotte
Charlotte has worked at the Department of Health for over 5 years and is supported in the workplace by Rocky Bay.
On New Year’s Eve 2015, when her family headed to the Perth Foreshore to watch the evening fireworks, Charlotte opted to stay home with Murphy, the family dog. Like Murphy, the sound of fireworks was frightening and unpleasant for Charlotte. As she lives with the auditory condition Hyperacusis, loud noises are greatly amplified and the sounds produced by fireworks were too excruciating for her to endure.
Through the Rocky Bay Wishing Tree, Charlotte recently became the recipient of noise-cancelling headphones. These headphones help provide Charlotte with relief when things get too noisy at work, and enable her to enjoy more outings with family and friends.
On Australia Day this year, Charlotte got the chance to see the fireworks with her family.
“It was amazing and I felt less anxious too!” she said.
By donating to the Rocky Bay Wishing Tree, you can optimise the quality of life for people like Charlotte.