Have you seen the videos on YouTube? After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. The smile on his face is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
Videos like this one are numerous online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in initially. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not sure what’s happening. But ultimately, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
They glow with happiness, but that life-changing event can happen to anyone.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you apprehensive? Many people feel like this too. You don’t need to be a child to be a little wary of this new experience.
People of all ages can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It developed so gradually. You quit 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 impacted by hearing loss. It impacts how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Every musician knows that the notes flow 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’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out 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’ve gone.
But the birds are still there. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you wear your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Relationships can be substantially stressed by neglected hearing loss. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They may avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
Your relationship with family and friends will be revitalized by the basic act of using hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long conversations. Go back to spending time with the ones you love and taking part in activities you love.
If you’re missing 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 an injured family member yelling to you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these important signals?
There are places where we should feel totally safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses slowly in most instances. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.