Have you seen the videos on YouTube? After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see the smile on his face.
You can find countless videos like this online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of having hearing aids put in at first. They struggle when the doctor tries to place the device on their ear. They may cry before they smile with joy. They are overtaken by a wide range of emotions. They’re not sure what’s happening. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anybody.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a child to be a little wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how individuals of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not have even noticed. It was a very slow development. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. At times, it was even grating. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different frequencies and tones.
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. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But put on your hearing aid. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. Music again comes alive. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. You never realized how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds are still there. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you use your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once again.
Relationships can be substantially stressed by neglected hearing loss. People become frustrated. They misunderstand. They often argue more. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s discussions causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Become accustomed to speaking with each other again. Have long talks. 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 anxious about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was injured and yelling for help in a different, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you sure that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel totally 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 fullest extent. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You May Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most instances. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.