Have you watched the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
Videos like this one are countless online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. They fight when the doctor tries to put the device on their ear. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. People of all ages can be a little anxious about this.
Let’s investigate how individuals of any age may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not have even recognized the problem. It developed so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. It was even grating at times. Turning it 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 pitches and tones.
Music is, as every musician knows, 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 sublime complexity of the music.
But put on your hearing aid. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’ve gone.
Except they haven’t gone. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you put in your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once again.
Untreated hearing impairment can put substantial strain on relationships. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more disagreements. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
The basic act of getting 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. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Could you hear the voice of an injured loved one calling you from the other room? Could you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even 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 essential signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel insecure in places where we should be completely secure.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances slowly in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it checked out. Call us to schedule a hearing test.