Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find lots of videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that special event that the child is having with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is tentative at first. 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 joy. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They glow with happiness, but that life-changing event can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a little nervous about this.
Let’s investigate how individuals of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even know. It happened so slowly. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. It was even grating at times. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
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 in your new hearing aids. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? If you’ve been reluctant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not acknowledge until they’re gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you put in your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once again.
Relationships can be significantly strained by neglected hearing loss. People get frustrated. They misunderstand. They often argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s discussions causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun 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 talk to each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? If a loved one was injured and calling for help in another room, would you be able to hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke detector? Perhaps you would miss a crucial phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
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 Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss advances gradually. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret neglected it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.