YouTube has some videos you really should check out. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
Videos similar to this one are numerous online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
In a few videos, the baby is reluctant at first. They fight when the doctor tries to put the device on their ear. Sometimes, before they smile with joy, they cry. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not certain what’s happening. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anybody.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? Many people feel like this too. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Let’s explore how individuals of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It developed so slowly. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more satisfying. Sometimes, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different pitches and notes.
Every musician is aware that the notes blend together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves go into your ears. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? If you’ve been unwilling to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. 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 beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially stressed by neglected hearing loss. People become frustrated. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They frequently feel all alone and disconnected from other’s discussions causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social activities.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the basic act of using hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long talks. Return to spending time with your loved ones and engaging in activities you enjoy.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? If a family member was hurt and yelling for help in a different, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you confident that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should be absolutely comfortable.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss develops gradually. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it checked out. Call us to schedule a hearing test.