Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? After being 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 numerous online. You feel like you’re part of that special event that the child is having with their parents and doctors.
In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with delight, they cry. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They’re not sure 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 all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even know. It happened so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. In some cases, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Every musician knows that the notes blend together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those tones which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
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.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live 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 acknowledge until they’re gone.
But the birds are still there. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you put in your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Relationships can be substantially strained by untreated hearing loss. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They misunderstand. They often argue more. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other people’s conversations causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the basic act of wearing hearing aids.
Get accustomed to speaking with each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt family member calling you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around 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 completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
In the majority of instances, hearing loss progresses slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.