Have you watched the videos on YouTube? After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see the smile on his face.
Videos similar to this one are countless online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in initially. 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 delight. They are overwhelmed by a range of emotions. They’re not sure what’s happening. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. You don’t need to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
Let’s investigate how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even recognize the problem. It developed so slowly. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. It was even grating at times. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician knows, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it again.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’ve gone.
Except they haven’t gone. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you wear your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Untreated hearing loss can put significant strain on relationships. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding causing 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 dinner out because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Become accustomed to talking to each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with the ones you love and engaging in activities you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? If a loved one was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Maybe you would miss a crucial phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these essential signals?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Might Not Realize What You’re Missing
In the majority of instances, hearing loss progresses gradually. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Call us to schedule a hearing test.