Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that one thinks of when you think about hearing aids. We get it. These tiny devices are normally presented in rather concrete terms. Less defined expressions including poetry, music, and art are more suited to the subject of love.
But you might want to start looking at your hearing aid as an intimacy device because of the strong connection between your hearing and your relationship. After all, when doctors, researchers, and hearing specialists discuss “social separation caused by hearing loss,” they’re also referencing isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as challenging as trying to communicate with the clerk at the supermarket.
Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional connections. It’s just that doing so takes particular care and well-practiced adjustments. You most likely haven’t matured those skills if your hearing loss has progressed slowly and that could mean your relationships might suffer.
By the same token, something as obvious as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these priceless relationships and make true intimacy easier. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids might have a positive influence on your love life.
Obviously, healthy relationships call for strong communication (though, it is sometimes harder to practice than it is to preach). Taking the time to communicate can help prevent arguments, increase emotional connections, and make everybody feel more respected and appreciated.
But hearing loss can intensify regular communication roadblocks in the process making a challenging task much harder.
Here’s how a hearing aid will be most useful:
- The softer, whispered moments won’t get lost. Let’s be truthful, it’s not pillow talk if you have to yell. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet experiences with hearing aids.
- Your boosted energy levels will make it easier to communicate.When you have hearing loss, talking and listening can consume a lot of energy, leaving you feeling exhausted. Conversations can once again be enjoyable and invigorating.
You won’t need to use your partner as a translator
If your partner needs to repeat everything people are saying, it doesn’t make for a very romantic night. Similarly, you won’t have a very good time if you’re unable to hear anything that’s going on all night. It’s easy to understand how this arrangement could breed resentment.
A hearing aid can help protect your independence. Your partner won’t have to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re at a dinner party. And going out alone to socialize will also be easier. You will be able to enrich your relationship by bringing home stories and adventures to share.
You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs
There are a lot of ways that hearing more could help make your partner’s life a little easier. Maybe, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and come in to help with dinner. Or perhaps you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. When you hear your partner complaining under their breath, you have a chance to ask what’s bothering them.
All of this may not sound like much of a big deal. But added together, these little gestures demonstrate your commitment and compassion. They show you care. And that’s what partners are should do! A hearing aid makes that much easier to achieve because you’ll pick up on those sometimes subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you suffer from hearing loss, particularly when you haven’t detected your symptoms, it might be hard to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic occasions. And part of the fun of being romantic, let’s be truthful, is those subtle, quiet occasions. A hearing aid will allow you to experience the power of a whisper again. Which means you’ll be able to enjoy the intimacy of your partnership in a more powerful way.
Helping Your Relationship
Every issue with your relationship won’t be fixed using a hearing aid, obviously. Nor is it impossible to experience romance with hearing loss. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain elements of your love life more pleasurable and more enriching.
So when hearing loss blocks your connections, your relationships can get dicey and it can be tricky finding a cause. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could return welcome intimacy to your love life.