YouTube has some videos you really should check out. 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.
Videos like this one are countless online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
In some videos, the baby is tentative at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They might cry before they smile with delight. They are overwhelmed by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anybody.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. You don’t need 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 might not have even recognized the issues. It was a very slow development. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. At times, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But put your hearing aid on. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not acknowledge until they’ve gone.
But the birds are still there. These joyful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding causing more disagreements. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They often feel all alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social activities.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as satisfying?
Your relationship with friends and family will be renewed by the basic act of wearing hearing aids.
Learn to talk to each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
If you’re missing 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? Would you hear the voice of a hurt family member calling you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these important signals?
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 fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss advances gradually. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you enjoyed things before your hearing started to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing test.