Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find countless videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that special event that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of having hearing aids put in initially. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They may cry before they smile with delight. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with revived hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
This happiness that their experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how individuals of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It happened so slowly. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. In some cases, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different pitches and notes.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful 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 sublime complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it again.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’re gone.
Except there not gone. 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 again.
Untreated hearing loss can put enormous stress on relationships. People become frustrated. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They frequently 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 fun now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get used to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and partaking in activities you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? Would you hear the voice of an injured loved one yelling to you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you confident 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 when you use your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances slowly in most cases. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it checked out. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.