Have you seen the videos on YouTube? After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7 month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
Videos similar to this one are countless online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is reluctant at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that their feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. People of every age can be a bit nervous about this.
People of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
Music to your ears
You might not have even noticed. It was a very slow development. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. It was even grating at times. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some pitches of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. it just isn’t 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 muted 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 back.
The laughter of a child
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
The beautiful sounds of nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’ve gone.
But the birds are still there. You just can’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you wear your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Neglected hearing loss can put significant strain on relationships. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They misunderstand. They tend to argue more. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They may steer clear of 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 basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Become accustomed to speaking with each other again. Have long talks. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Feeling safer in your house
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? Could you hear the voice of an injured family member calling you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t hear it ring?
When you walk around the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should be completely secure.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You probably don’t even know how much you’re missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most instances. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.