YouTube has some videos you really should look at. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
Videos similar to this one are numerous online. You feel like you’re part of that special event that the child is having with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is tentative at first. They struggle when the doctor attempts to place the device on their ear. They might cry before they smile with delight. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They’re not sure what’s happening. But in the end, with renewed hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anybody.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not by yourself. People of every age can be a little nervous about this.
Let’s explore how people of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You might not have even recognized the issues. It happened so slowly. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. It was even grating at times. Turning it up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. It impacts how you hear different pitches and notes.
Every musician knows that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Now, those notes which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’re gone.
Except there not gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Untreated hearing impairment can put substantial stress on relationships. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They misunderstand. They tend to argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you quit hobbies because they aren’t as satisfying?
The basic act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to talking to each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with your loved ones and partaking in activities you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? If a loved one was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll around the neighborhood, are you confident that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel insecure in places where we should be absolutely comfortable.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its fullest extent. You’ll be more at peace.
You Probably Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances gradually in most instances. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you enjoyed things before your hearing started to decline.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing test.