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New Smyrna Beach couple gives woman gift of hearing

Westhrin Hearing Aid Center, GN Resound join forces to help near-deaf woman

UPDATED 8:55 PM EDT Apr 13, 2015

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —A couple who owns the Westhrin Hearing Aid Center in New Smyrna Beach gave a woman with severe hearing loss the gift of a lifetime.

Robert Westhrin and his wife, Karen, fitted Debbie Turpin, 56, with hearing aids valued at $6,500 for free on Monday.

The Westhrins said they met Turpin during a free screening. She was nearly deaf at the time.

That's when they offered the widow with little income and no insurance a chance to hear again.

“(The Westhrins) are miracle workers. Nobody ever has made any offer to help me like this. I didn't know how much longer I was going to be able to go,” Turpin said.

The Westhrins said a vendor they work with, GN Resound, donated the ultra-power hearing aids and they donated their audio expertise.