"What I’ve learned from working with Joel is that ANYTHING is possible. This thing that doctors told me is not possible, actually IS.” (Deaf ear opens)
“At age 9, I was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss in my left ear. Doctors theorized that an asymptomatic virus attacked an auditory nerve. Since that diagnosis, I had lots of tests which showed the ear was not working. My most recent test (before I got my hearing aid) showed that all the stereocilia (vibration receiving hairs in my ear) were flat when the doctor told me they should be standing up. Doctors diagnosed me with 90% deafness. They said that (without my other ear and/or a hearing aid on my left ear), if a jet plane were to take off next to me, I wouldn’t be able to hear it.
As Joel worked on my ear (and I removed my hearing aid), it was muffled and all of a sudden, everything was clear. I remember being able to hear Joel behind me (which I couldn’t do before when relying on my left ear). Then, Joel told me to close my eyes. He walked to the other side of the parking lot and said something softly. My friend who was watching this happen, who was looking at Joel, said he barely heard what Joel said and he has perfect hearing in both of his ears. I also noticed being able to hear conversations through the phone with my left ear, which I was never able to do before.
Doctors told me all of the things I just described being able to do with my ear would NEVER happen. In the times, Joel has worked on my ear and gotten it to full clarity, I’ve been able to hear BETTER than I ever have with my hearing aid.
Joel showed me what’s possible for me and I continue my healing journey. He showed me the self-limiting belief behind my deafness. “The World is too much” and “I need to hide and not be in it 100%”. I realized there’s a part of me that’s afraid of being fully engaged with the world. I’ve even had my deceased grandpa come through in a few sessions with Joel and give me encouragement about my journey and help me heal from childhood trauma.
Now that I’m aware of these beliefs, my new journey is releasing them. Right now, my hearing is at 50-60% better than it was before Joel worked on it. But in the times when he’s worked on it, it’s gone to 100.
What I’ve learned from working with Joel is that ANYTHING is possible. This thing that doctors told me is not possible, actually IS.” ~ Tricia Osterberger | Asheville, NC