YouTube has some videos you really should look at. After being 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 can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of getting hearing aids put in initially. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with delight, they cry. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They’re not certain what’s happening. But in the end, with renewed hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
They glow with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anybody.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? Many people feel this way too. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Individuals of all ages can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It happened so slowly. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. It was even grating in some cases. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Every musician realizes that the notes blend together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. it just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put your hearing aid on. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been reluctant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in 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. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you use your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Relationships can be substantially stressed by untreated hearing loss. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more disagreements. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They might steer clear of social clubs or dinner out 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?
Your relationship with friends and family will be renewed by the basic act of wearing hearing aids.
Become accustomed to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with the ones you love and engaging in activities you enjoy.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was hurt and yelling for help in a different, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Perhaps you would miss a crucial phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you walk through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should feel totally comfortable.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest extent. You’ll be more at peace.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most cases. You might have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you can’t hear anymore.
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 bad? Get it checked out. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.