Have you watched the videos on YouTube? After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find countless videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
In some videos, the baby is tentative at first. They struggle when the doctor attempts to fit the device on their ear. They may cry before they smile with joy. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with renewed hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They beam with happiness, but that life-changing event can happen to anybody.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? Many people feel this way too. People of all ages can be a bit nervous about this.
Individuals of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even know. It developed so gradually. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. It was even grating in some cases. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Suddenly you can hear those once silent tones. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a fantastic 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 use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’ve gone.
Except there not gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously 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.
Untreated hearing loss can put substantial stress on relationships. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more arguments. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They may steer clear of 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 basic 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. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with the ones you love and partaking in activities you enjoy.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of an injured family member calling you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you walk through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should be completely comfortable.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Probably Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss develops slowly. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.