Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. 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 wonderful moment that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
In a few videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. 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 ultimately, with renewed hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They glow with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not by yourself. You don’t need to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
People of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You might not even know. It was a very slow development. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. It was even grating at times. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Every musician realizes that the notes flow together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves go into your ears. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those notes which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never recognized how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
Except they haven’t gone. You just can’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you wear your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Neglected hearing impairment can put significant strain on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. They misunderstand. They tend to argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They might steer clear of social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the basic act of wearing hearing aids.
Become accustomed to talking to each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? If a family member was hurt and yelling for help in a different, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Perhaps you would miss a crucial phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you certain that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should be absolutely secure.
But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss progresses slowly. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it checked out. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.