TikTok has some really amazing videos you’ve probably seen. Babies, after they just get fitted for hearing aids, hearing the voice of their mother for the first time. In some videos, the baby is hesitant initially. When the doctor attempts to place the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. Before they smile with delight, they may cry a bit. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world abruptly opens up for them. The laughter and the smiles are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But this life-changing event could happen for anybody.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid, you’re not alone. If you’re feeling relatively apprehensive about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
Let’s explore how people of any age may cry tears of joy when they use their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
You may not have even noticed it. It advanced so slowly. You don’t appreciate music like you used to. You’re just not that into it now. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
It’s not simply volume that is effected by hearing loss. In some cases, only certain frequencies of sound are impacted.
Music is made of notes of sound that mix and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. If you can’t hear the wonderful complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
When you wear your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-silent notes. Once more, music comes alive. It becomes a great joy in your life that you’ve lost.
A child’s laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? You may have forgotten this wonderful sound experience if you have chosen not to use your hearing aids. Rediscover these captivating moments with your grandchildren by rejuvenating your hearing.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. People get irritated. They often argue more. And the individual with hearing loss will often feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others are chatting.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your partner will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Regain your ability to talk to each other. Converse long into the night. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and spending time with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling safer in your home
Do you feel troubled about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was hurt and calling out to you, would you hear them? Would you be able to hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when a significant call was coming in?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you positive that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
When we are in places where we should feel quite secure, hearing loss can cause us to feel quite uneasy. But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more comfortable, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is called peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t know how much you’re missing
Just like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you may not know what you’re missing. In most cases, hearing loss is a slow progressive process. It’s possible that you have forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think you might have some degree of hearing loss? Call us today to schedule a hearing test and see what you’ve been missing.