Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that comes to mind when you think about hearing aids. We get it. These tiny devices are normally advertised in rather concrete terms. Love, conversely, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
But you might want to begin looking at your hearing aid as an intimacy device because of the strong link between your hearing and your relationship. After all, the social separation that comes from neglected hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. Which means it isn’t just chatting with the cashier at the supermarket that becomes more challenging, it’s also maintaining your most important and intimate relationships.
That doesn’t mean somebody with hearing loss isn’t capable of forming deep bonds or of experiencing beautiful, lasting relationships. It’s just that doing so takes specialized care and well-practiced adjustments. You probably haven’t developed those skills if your hearing loss has progressed gradually and that could mean your relationships may suffer.
By the same token, something as simple as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these significant relationships and make true intimacy more possible. Hearing aids can have a positive influence on your love life in the following ways.
It’s well recognized that good communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Taking the time to communicate can help avoid arguments, improve emotional connections, and make everyone feel more valued and appreciated.
But the difficulty becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can severely interfere with normal communication.
A hearing aid will help most quickly in the following ways:
- You’ll have more vitality for communication.Hearing loss can leave you exhausted from straining to communicate. Conversations can once again be fun and invigorating.
- The softer, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it directly, there’s no shouting in pillow talk. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet experiences with hearing aids.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
If your partner has to repeat everything people are saying, it doesn’t make for a very romantic night. Likewise, you won’t have a very good time if you can’t hear anything that’s happening all night. It’s easy to understand how this arrangement could lead to resentment.
A hearing aid can help protect your independence. You won’t depend on your partner to order for you at a restaurant or translate what everyone is saying at a dinner party. And going out alone to socialize will also be easier. You will be able to enrich your relationship by bringing back stories and adventures to share.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
There are a thousand ways that hearing more could help make your partner’s life a little easier. Maybe you jump up and help with dinner because your hearing aids allow you to hear the cook timer ring. Or maybe you ask your partner if they need help when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them complain under their breath.
These might sound small and perhaps even insignificant. But added together, these little gestures exhibit your commitment and compassion. They demonstrate your level of care. And that will make you a good partner. You will have a much easier time achieving this with hearing aids which will help you detect more subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you suffer from hearing loss, especially when you haven’t noticed your symptoms, it may be difficult to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic moments. And part of the fun of being romantic, let’s be truthful, is those discreet, quiet occasions. A hearing aid will let you experience the power of a whisper again. Which means you’ll be capable of enjoying the closeness of your partnership in a more profound way.
Helping Your Relationship
To be certain, a hearing aid isn’t going to fix every problem with your relationship. Nor is it impossible to have intimacy with hearing loss. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain elements of your love life more enjoyable and more enriching.
So when hearing loss blocks your connections, your relationships can become dicey and it can be difficult to find the reason. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.