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. The smile on his face is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
Videos similar to this one are countless online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
In some videos, the baby is tentative at first. They fight when the doctor tries to put the device on their ear. They may cry before they smile with joy. A wide range of emotions overwhelms them. They’re not certain what’s happening. But then, with restored 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 using a hearing aid? You’re not alone. You don’t need to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
Let’s investigate how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You might not even know. It was a very slow development. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. It was even grating at times. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different pitches and notes.
Every musician is aware that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. it just isn’t 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 muted can be vibrantly heard. Music again comes alive. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these wonderful 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? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’re gone.
But the birds are still there. 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 more.
Untreated hearing impairment can put enormous strain on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other people’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
The basic act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long talks. Go back to spending time with the ones you love and engaging in activities you enjoy.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? If a loved one was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss a crucial phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these important signals?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
In the majority of cases, hearing loss develops gradually. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing test.