You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get fitted for hearing aids, hearing their mother’s voice for the first time. In some videos, the baby is uncertain at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. Before they smile with delight, they may cry a bit. A range of emotions envelopes them. They’re anxious about what to expect. But in the end, with revived hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to burst into tears of joy!
But anybody can have this life-changing moment.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a child to feel a little wary of this new experience.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
Music to your ears
Perhaps you didn’t even realize. It progressed so slowly. You don’t appreciate music like you used to. You’re just not that into it anymore. It even aggravates you at times. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
It isn’t simply volume that is impacted by hearing loss. Sometimes, only specific tones of sound are effected.
All musicians know that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. Music is just not the same if you can’t hear the fantastic complexity of the notes.
Those tones that were once lost in music will be appreciated once more when you get hearing aids. Music once again comes alive! It was once a great pleasure in your life and now you’ve got it back.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughing sounds like? You might have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you have chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Restore your ability to hear and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Neglected hearing loss can place a significant strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They tend to argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to separate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are talking and enjoying each other’s company, the person with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often isolate themselves.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your partner will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Learn to talk to one another again. Converse long into the night. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
Feeling safer in your home
Do you feel troubled about what you’re unable to hear? Would you be able to hear the voice of an injured loved one calling you from the other room? Would you be able to hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss the phone ringing when an important call was coming in?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you confident that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can make us feel insecure in places where we should feel perfectly safe. But you put yourself at ease and more thoroughly enjoy life when you use hearing aids. This is known as peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even know about it
You may not even know what you’re missing, just like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. In most instances, hearing loss is a gradual progressive process. It’s possible that you have forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that advanced? Give us a call today to schedule a hearing test and see what you’ve been missing.