TikTok has some really awesome videos you’ve most likely seen. Babies, after they just get hearing aids, hearing their mother’s voice for the first time. In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor tries to place the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. They might cry before they smile with joy. They’re overtaken with a host of emotions. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But ultimately, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them. These videos can even cause tears of joy for people watching them.
But anyone can have this life-altering moment.
You’re not alone if you’re feeling apprehensive about getting hearing aids. If you’re feeling rather anxious about this process it doesn’t indicate that you’re a baby.
Let’s investigate how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
Maybe you didn’t even realize. It occurred so slowly. You stopped listening to music. You’re just not that into it nowadays. At times, it is even aggravating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume of sound. It impacts how you hear different tones and notes.
All musicians know that the notes flow together to make a single sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the wonderful complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
Those notes that were once missing in music will be enjoyed once more when you get hearing aids. Music once more comes alive! It becomes a great pleasure in your life that was lost.
A child’s laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughing sounds like? You might have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you’ve chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rejuvenate your ability to hear and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Neglected hearing loss can put a considerable strain on relationships. People get irritated. They often argue more. And the individual with hearing loss will often feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
They might stay away from social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your partner will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Restore your ability to speak with each other. Talk long into the night. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
You feel more secure at home
Are you concerned that you could be missing significant safety sounds? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you positive that you’ll hear approaching traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can make us feel insecure in places where we should feel perfectly safe. But you put yourself at ease and more completely enjoy life when you get hearing aids. This is called peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t realize how much you’re missing
You may not even be aware of what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. Hearing loss progresses gradually in most cases. You might simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be blown away when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that advanced? Call us today to schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.