Have you seen the videos on YouTube? After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
Videos similar to this one are numerous online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of having hearing aids put in initially. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. A range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. People of all ages can be a little nervous about this.
Let’s explore how individuals of any age may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It happened so gradually. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. At times, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Every musician knows that the notes flow together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put on your hearing aid. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. You never knew how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you wear your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Neglected hearing impairment can put significant stress on relationships. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more disagreements. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They might avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as satisfying?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? Could you hear the voice of an injured family member calling you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel totally safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In the majority of cases, hearing loss progresses gradually. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
You’ll be amazed when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Call us to schedule a hearing test.