Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. The smile on his face 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 doctors and parents.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. A range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing event 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 bit wary of this new experience.
Individuals of all ages can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not have even recognized the issues. It was a very gradual development. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. In some cases, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to create 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 wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’re gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be significantly stressed by neglected hearing loss. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are 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 enjoyed less fun now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the simple act of using hearing aids.
Become accustomed to talking to each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with your loved ones and taking part in activities you enjoy.
It’s time to think about hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Maybe you would miss a crucial phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
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 Know How Much You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss advances slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing started to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.