YouTube has some videos you really should look at. 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 his smile.
You can find lots of videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is having with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is hesitant at first. They struggle when the doctor attempts to place the device on their ear. They might cry before they smile with joy. They are overtaken by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anybody.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not alone. You don’t have to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
Individuals of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You might not have even noticed. It was a very gradual development. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. It was even grating in some cases. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. It impacts how you hear different frequencies and notes.
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. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put on your hearing aid. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’ve gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you wear your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially stressed by untreated hearing loss. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more arguments. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They frequently feel all alone and disconnected from other people’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you quit hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to speaking with each other again. Have long conversations. Return to spending time with the ones you love and taking part in activities you enjoy.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
When you walk around the neighborhood, are you sure that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most instances. You might have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.