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Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that one thinks of when you think about hearing aids. We understand. These little devices are usually advertised in very concrete terms. Less defined expressions such as poetry, music, and art are more suited to the topic of love.

But you might want to start viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device because of the strong link between your hearing and your relationship. After all, the social isolation that comes from untreated hearing loss can also mean separation from your partner. That means preserving intimate relationships will be just as difficult as attempting to talk with the clerk at the store.

That’s not to say someone with hearing loss isn’t able to form deep bonds or of experiencing wonderful, lasting relationships. But it will be necessary to put in place some practiced adaptations and take some special care. You probably haven’t matured those skills if your hearing loss has progressed slowly and that could mean your relationships might suffer.

True intimacy, though, and enhanced personal relationships can come from something as basic as using a hearing aid. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive impact on your love life.

Improved communication

It’s well recognized that good communication skills are at the root of a healthy relationship. Taking the time to communicate can help eliminate arguments, enhance emotional connections, and make everybody feel more respected and appreciated.

But the challenge becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can seriously hinder normal communication.

A hearing aid will help most rapidly in the following ways:

  • You’ll have more vitality for communication.Hearing loss can leave you depleted from struggling to communicate. Conversations can once again be enjoyable and stimulating.
  • You’ll catch more of those quieter, whispered moments. To put it directly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. A hearing aid will foster more of those quiet, hushed moments between you and your partner.

Your partner won’t have to be your translator

If your partner needs to repeat everything being said, it doesn’t make for a really romantic evening. Similarly, you won’t have much fun if you can’t hear anything that’s going on all night. It’s easy to see how this arrangement could cause resentment.

A hearing aid can help maintain your independence. Your partner won’t have to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re at a dinner party. In addition, it will be easier to continue going out and socializing on your own! This means you’ll have adventures and stories that you can bring back to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.

Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you

Your partner’s daily life will be a whole lot easier in so many ways if you’re able to hear more. Perhaps, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. Or maybe you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the opportunity to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them grumble under their breath.

These may sound small and perhaps even insignificant. But added together, these little gestures demonstrate your commitment and compassion. They demonstrate your level of care. And that’s what partners are should do! You will have a much easier time achieving this with hearing aids which will help you detect more subtle audio cues.

You won’t miss the power of a whisper

When you are dealing with hearing loss, especially when you haven’t detected your symptoms, it might be tough to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments. And part of the fun of being romantic, let’s be truthful, is those discreet, quiet moments. A hearing aid will let you enjoy the power of a whisper again. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more profound.

Helping Your Relationship

Every problem in your relationship won’t be remedied with a hearing aid, clearly. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. Hearing aids will make specific elements of your love life more enjoyable and enriching and that’s the main point here.

So when hearing loss gets in the way of your connections, your relationships can get dicey and it can be difficult to find a cause. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.

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