Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that comes to mind when you think about hearing aids. We understand. These little devices are usually presented in very concrete terms. Less defined expressions like poetry, music, and art are more suited to the subject of love.
And yet, the two are closely connected to the point where you may want to begin thinking of your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, the social separation that comes from neglected hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means preserving intimate relationships will be just as difficult as attempting to talk with the clerk at the supermarket.
Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional bonds. It’s just that doing so takes specialized care and well-practiced adaptations. You most likely haven’t developed those skills if your hearing loss has advanced gradually and that could mean your relationships might suffer.
Conversely, something as obvious as a hearing aid can quickly and easily enhance these significant relationships and make true intimacy more possible. Hearing aids can have a positive affect on your love life in the following ways.
It’s no secret that healthy relationships need good communication (though, it is sometimes harder to practice than it is to preach). Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with good communication permitting stronger emotional connections and decreasing arguments.
But hearing loss can compound regular communication roadblocks in the process making a challenging task much more difficult.
Here’s how a hearing aid will be most helpful:
- Your boosted stamina will make it simpler to communicate.When you experience hearing loss, speaking and listening can take a lot of energy, leaving you feeling exhausted. With a hearing aid, conversing can be fun and energizing once again.
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. Let’s be truthful, it isn’t pillow talk if you have to yell. A hearing aid will foster more of those quiet, hushed moments between you and your partner.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. Likewise, you won’t have a very good time if you’re unable to hear anything that’s going on all night. It’s not hard to imagine the type of resentment this could cause.
Your independence can be maintained by using hearing aids. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. In addition, it will be easier to continue socializing on your own! You will be able to enrich your relationship by bringing back stories and adventures to share.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
There are a lot of ways that hearing more could help make your partner’s life a little easier. Maybe you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids permitted you to hear the cook timer sound. Or perhaps you ask your partner if they need help when you hear them stumble on the floor. When you hear your partner grumbling under their breath, you have a chance to ask what’s the matter.
These may sound small and maybe even insignificant. But added together, these little gestures show your commitment and compassion. They demonstrate your level of care. And that’s what partners are should do! You will have a substantially easier time achieving this with hearing aids which will help you pick up on more discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you are dealing with hearing loss, especially when you haven’t detected your symptoms, it might be difficult to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments. And part of the pleasure of being romantic, let’s be truthful, is those subtle, hushed occasions. A hearing aid will let you experience the power of a whisper again. Which means you’ll be capable of enjoying the intimacy of your partnership in a more powerful way.
Helping Your Relationship
To be sure, a hearing aid isn’t going to mend every issue with your relationship. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain facets of your love life more enjoyable and more enriching.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re scrambling to find a cause, it may be that your hearing loss is getting in the way of your connections. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could return welcome intimacy to your love life.