YouTube has some videos you really should look at. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find countless videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of having hearing aids put in at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to fit the device on their ear. They might cry before they smile with joy. They are overwhelmed by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Let’s investigate how people of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You may not even know. It happened so slowly. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. In some cases, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It impacts how you hear different pitches and tones.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to produce 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 your hearing aid on. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been reluctant to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never realized how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be significantly stressed by untreated hearing loss. It can cause a great deal of frustration. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They often feel all alone and disconnected from other people’s discussions causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social activities.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the simple act of wearing hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long talks. Go back to spending time with the ones you love and taking part in activities 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
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? If a loved one was hurt and yelling for help in a different, would you hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Perhaps you would miss a crucial phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you walk through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should be totally secure.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances slowly in most instances. You might have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you can’t hear anymore.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. 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 test.