Have you watched 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.
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.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. They may cry before they smile with delight. A range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They glow with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not alone. You don’t have 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 might not even know. It was a very slow development. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. In some cases, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
The volume you hear is not 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 beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
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 great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never realized how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you wear your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once again.
Neglected hearing impairment can put significant stress on relationships. People get frustrated. They misunderstand. They often argue more. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They might steer clear of 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 fun now so you’ve given them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get used to speaking with each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? If a family member was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you hear them? Could you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t hear it ring?
When you stroll 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 when you use your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
In the majority of cases, hearing loss progresses slowly. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it checked out. Schedule a hearing test and discover what you’ve been missing.