Deaf woman saves sailors’ lives after hearing their cries for help one day after receiving new hearing aid

Posted on July 2, 2015

It’s been reported that a deaf woman has saved the lives of two sailors using the new hearing aids she had received only one day earlier.


A virtually deaf pensioner saved the lives of two capsized sailors when she heard their desperate cries for help – while trying out her new hearing aids.

Christine Bowden, 77, was sitting in the garden when she heard a man screaming for help half a mile out to sea.

The retired secretary was using two new hearing aids she picked up the previous day.

Christine said: “They were very lucky as I had only just got my hearing aids.

“I was virtually deaf before and had them for less than 24 hours.

“If it had happened the day before I may not have heard them shout – and who knows what would have happened.”

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