Otolaryngology (ENT)

Patient Stories

Our patients tell our story the best. We invite you to hear inspiring stories from our ENT patients. Each of them has a unique story to tell. Their courage and strength give us hope. If you are a Carilion Clinic ENT patient and would like to share your experience, please contact us at 800-422-8482. We look forward to sharing your story.


Joseph Vipperman, 70, says he is enjoying better hearing in general, as well as on the phone. And he is pleased to not have to remember where he put his hearing aids, or to have to remove them for activities like gardening, when they could get wet from the sprinkler system. "I am enjoying greatly improved hearing ability and rediscovering sounds such as bacon sizzling," he says. "I can even hear my dog licking!