Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find lots of videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is tentative at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to put the device on their ear. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They’re not certain what’s going on. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing event can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. People of all ages can be a bit nervous about this.
Let’s investigate how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It was a very gradual development. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. In some cases, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld 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. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a fantastic pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. You never knew how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These joyful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you use your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be significantly stressed by untreated hearing loss. People become frustrated. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other people’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social activities.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with family and friends will be revitalized by the simple act of using hearing aids.
Get accustomed to talking to each other again. Have long conversations. Return 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.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? Could you hear the voice of an injured family member calling you from another room? Would 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 walk around 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 feel completely secure.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You Might Not Realize What You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss advances slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.