You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. Sometimes, at first, the baby is resistant. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. Before they smile with joy, they might cry a bit. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They’re anxious about what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world abruptly opens up for them. These videos can even cause tears of joy for those watching them.
But anybody can have this life-changing moment.
You’re not by yourself if you’re feeling apprehensive about getting hearing aids. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a bit careful about this new experience.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s discover why.
The sweet sound of music
You might not have even recognized it. It advanced so slowly. You stopped listening to music. You’re just not that into it now. It even aggravates you at times. And the higher the volume the more annoying it gets.
It isn’t just volume that is effected by hearing loss. It affects how you hear different tones and notes.
Music is made of notes of sound that unify and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. Music is just not the same if you are unable to hear the wonderful complexity of the notes.
When you use your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-missing notes. Music once again comes alive! It was once a great pleasure in your life and now you’ve got it back.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? You might have forgotten this wonderful sound experience if you have chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rediscover these captivating moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can place a significant strain on relationships. People get aggravated. It can often lead to more arguing. And the individual with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
While others are chatting and enjoying each other’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently isolate themselves.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your significant other will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Regain your ability to talk to each other. Converse long into the night. Do all of the things you enjoy with the people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
Feeling safer in your home
Are you worried that you may be missing essential safety sounds? If a loved one was injured and calling out to you, would you hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
Do you stress that you won’t be able to hear approaching traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
These “what if’s” can cause us to feel insecure in places where we should feel completely confident. But you put yourself at ease and more completely enjoy life when you use hearing aids. You’ll find peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t recognize how much you’re missing
You may not even know what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. In most situations, hearing loss is a slow progressive process. You may simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be amazed when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think you may have some level of hearing loss? Give us a call today to schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.