YouTube has some videos you really should look at. After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find lots of videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is tentative at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not sure what’s happening. But ultimately, with renewed hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
They beam with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how individuals of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You might not have even noticed. It developed so slowly. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be a lot more satisfying. It was even grating at times. Turning it up made it even worse.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. Some pitches of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Every musician knows that the notes blend together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. Music again comes alive. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Untreated hearing loss can put substantial stress on relationships. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They misunderstand. They often argue more. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with friends and family will be renewed by the basic act of using hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? Would you hear the voice of an injured family member yelling to you from the other room? Would you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t hear it ring?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel insecure in places where we should be completely comfortable.
But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Probably Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss advances slowly. You might have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing test.