YouTube has some videos you really should check out. After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
Videos like this one are numerous online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is reluctant at first. They struggle when the doctor tries to put the device on their ear. Sometimes, before they smile with joy, they cry. A wide range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They glow with joy, but that life-changing event can happen to anybody.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not alone. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Individuals of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It developed so gradually. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more satisfying. In some cases, it was even grating. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Every musician is aware that the notes flow together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put on your hearing aid. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it again.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. You never knew how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
But when you put in your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing impairment can put enormous strain on relationships. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more disagreements. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other people’s discussions causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you quit hobbies because they aren’t as satisfying?
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 talking to each other again. Have long conversations. Return to spending time with the ones you love and taking part in activities you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? Could you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Perhaps you would miss an important phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you walk around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you confident that you can hear these important signals?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest extent. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances slowly in most cases. You may have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it looked at. Schedule a hearing exam and find out what you’ve been missing.