Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. The smile on his face is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
You can find countless videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that special event that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
In a few videos, the baby is reluctant at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They might cry before they smile with joy. A range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They beam with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. People of every age can be a bit anxious about this.
Let’s investigate how individuals of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You might not have even noticed. It was a very gradual development. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. It was even grating at times. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different pitches and tones.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’re gone.
But the birds are still there. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
But when you use your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once again.
Untreated hearing impairment can put substantial strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They misunderstand. They often argue more. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They might steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
Your relationship with family and friends will be revitalized by the simple act of wearing hearing aids.
Learn to talk to each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with your loved ones and engaging in activities you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? Could you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll around the neighborhood, are you confident that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel insecure in places where we should feel absolutely secure.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss progresses slowly. You may have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.