Have you seen the videos on YouTube? After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
Videos like this one are numerous online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
In some videos, the baby is reluctant at first. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They may cry before they smile with delight. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not sure what’s happening. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anybody.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you apprehensive? You’re not alone. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You might not have even recognized the problem. It developed so slowly. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. It was even grating at times. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician knows, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been unwilling to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’ve gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially stressed by untreated hearing loss. It can cause a great deal of frustration. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They may steer clear of social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the basic act of using hearing aids.
Become accustomed to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with the ones you love and taking part in activities you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? Could you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? Would you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you walk through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you confident that you can hear these essential signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should feel absolutely comfortable.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss develops gradually. You may have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be amazed when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing test and find out what you’ve been missing.