YouTube has some videos you really should check out. After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find countless videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
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 initially resist. They may cry before they smile with joy. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They’re not sure what’s happening. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You might not have even noticed. It was a very gradual development. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. Sometimes, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. Some pitches of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld 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 put your hearing aid on. Now, those notes which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds are still there. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you use your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Neglected hearing impairment can put substantial strain on relationships. It can cause a great deal of frustration. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They might avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the simple act of using hearing aids.
Learn to talk to each other again. Have long talks. Return to spending time with your loved ones and engaging in activities you enjoy.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? If a family member was injured and calling for help in another room, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you walk around the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more relaxed 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 advances slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. 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.