Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
Videos like this one are numerous online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. People of all ages can be a little nervous about this.
Let’s explore how individuals of any age may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not have even noticed. It developed so slowly. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. It was even grating in some cases. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful 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’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a fantastic pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. These joyful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
But when you put in your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Relationships can be significantly strained by untreated hearing loss. People get frustrated. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Get used to talking to each other again. Have long conversations. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and partaking in activities you enjoy.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? If a loved one was injured and calling for help in a different, would you hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you confident that you can hear these important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should be absolutely secure.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Probably Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In the majority of instances, hearing loss progresses gradually. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be amazed when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.