Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that comes to mind when you think about hearing aids. We understand. The advertising on these little devices is relatively straightforward. Less defined expressions like poetry, music, and art are more suited to the subject of love.
But you might want to start looking at your hearing aid as an intimacy device because of the strong link between your hearing and your relationship. After all, the social isolation that comes from untreated hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as difficult as trying to talk with the clerk at the supermarket.
Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional connections. It’s just that doing so takes specialized care and well-practiced adjustments. If you’ve been losing your hearing slowly and over time, you probably haven’t matured those additional skills, subsequently, your relationships could suffer.
By the same token, something as basic as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these important relationships and make true intimacy easier. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive impact on your love life.
Obviously, healthy relationships call for strong communication (although, it is sometimes harder to practice than it is to preach). Taking the time to communicate can help eliminate arguments, improve emotional connections, and make everybody feel more valued and appreciated.
But hearing loss can compound regular communication obstacles in the process making a difficult task much harder.
A hearing aid will help most rapidly in the following ways:
- You’ll catch more of those quieter, whispered moments. To put it directly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. A hearing aid will foster more of those quiet, hushed experiences between you and your partner.
- Your boosted stamina will make it simpler to communicate.Hearing loss can leave you fatigued from struggling to communicate. Conversations can once again be fun and stimulating.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
If your partner has to repeat everything being said, it doesn’t make for a really romantic night. Likewise, you won’t have a very good time if you can’t hear anything that’s happening all night. It’s not hard to imagine the kind of resentment this might cause.
A hearing aid can help protect your independence. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. Additionally, 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 many ways that hearing more might help make your partner’s life a bit easier. Maybe you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids permitted you to hear the cook timer sound. Or maybe you hear your partner stumble on the floor and ask if they’re okay. When you hear your partner complaining under their breath, you have an opportunity to ask what’s the matter.
All of this may not sound like much of a big deal. But added up, these little gestures exhibit your commitment and compassion. They show you care. And that will make you a quality partner. A hearing aid makes that much easier to accomplish because you’ll recognize those sometimes subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
You may have a hard time hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has developed so slowly you didn’t even notice. And part of the pleasure of being romantic, let’s be honest, is those subtle, hushed moments. A hearing aid will let you enjoy the power of a whisper again. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more powerful.
Helping Your Relationship
To be sure, a hearing aid isn’t going to mend every problem with your relationship. And if you do have hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. Hearing aids will make certain elements of your love life more pleasurable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re scrambling to find a cause, it may be that your hearing loss is inhibiting your connections. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.