YouTube has some videos you really should look at. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find countless videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is having with their parents and doctors.
In some videos, the baby is reluctant at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to fit the device on their ear. They might cry before they smile with joy. A wide range of emotions overwhelms them. They’re not sure what’s going on. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anybody.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? Many people feel this way too. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.
Individuals of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You may not have even recognized the issues. It happened so slowly. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. Sometimes, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce 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 in your new hearing aids. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. The beauty of music is back in your life. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’ve gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you put in your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing impairment can put substantial stress on relationships. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They frequently feel all alone and disconnected from other people’s discussions causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get used to talking to each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and engaging in activities you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? Would you hear the voice of an injured family member yelling to you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Perhaps you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these essential signals?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances slowly in most cases. You may have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing assessment and find out what you’ve been missing.