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. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
Videos similar to this one are numerous online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They might cry before they smile with joy. They are overwhelmed by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with renewed hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They beam with happiness, but that life-changing event can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. People of every age can be a bit nervous about this.
Let’s explore how people of all ages might 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 don’t listen to music anymore. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. It was even grating at times. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those tones which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. The beauty of music is back in your life. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Reestablish 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. You never recognized how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds are still there. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more arguments. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’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?
Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the simple act of using hearing aids.
Learn to talk to each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your Home
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was injured and yelling for help in a different, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around 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 completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it checked out. Call us to schedule a hearing test.