Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. 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 wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always like 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. Sometimes, before they smile with joy, they cry. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you apprehensive? Many people feel like this too. People of all ages can be a little nervous about this.
Let’s investigate how individuals of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You might not have even recognized the issues. It was a very slow development. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. It was even grating in some cases. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put your hearing aid on. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. The beauty of music is back in your life. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
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.
Reestablish 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? There are hundreds if you go to the park. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you wear your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing loss can put significant stress on relationships. People become frustrated. They do not understand. They often argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They may steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Become accustomed to talking to each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one yelling to you from another room? Would you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you confident that you will 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 at ease and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
In the majority of instances, 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 regret letting it go this long. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.