Have you watched the videos on YouTube? 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 tears to your eyes.
You can find countless videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is having with their parents and doctors.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to fit the device on their ear. They might cry before they smile with delight. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a bit nervous about this.
Let’s investigate 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 happened so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. Sometimes, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But put on your hearing aid. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music again comes alive. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’ve gone.
Except there not gone. These joyful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you use your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially stressed by untreated hearing loss. It can cause a great deal of frustration. There’s misunderstanding leading to more disagreements. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They may avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Become accustomed to talking to each other again. Have long talks. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and taking part in activities you enjoy.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of an injured loved one yelling to you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Maybe you would miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you walk through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel totally secure.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances gradually in most instances. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you enjoyed things before your hearing started to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing test.