You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing their mother’s voices for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. Sometimes, at first, the baby is reluctant. When the doctor attempts to place the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. They could cry before they smile with delight. They’re overtaken with a range of emotions. They’re anxious about what to expect. But ultimately, with revived hearing, the world abruptly opens up for them. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But anybody can have this life-changing moment.
You’re not by yourself if you’re feeling apprehensive about getting hearing aids. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a little careful about this new experience.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they might cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
Music to your ears
You may not have even recognized it. It happened so slowly. You don’t take pleasure in music like you once did. It just doesn’t seem as enjoyable as it once did. It even aggravates you at times. And the higher the volume the more grating it becomes.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume you can hear. 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. If you can’t hear the wonderful complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
Those notes that were once lost in music will be appreciated once again when you use hearing aids. Music once again comes alive! It was once a great pleasure in your life and now you’ve got it back.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be. Rejuvenate your ability to hear and rediscover these enchanting moments with your grandkids.
Relationships can be substantially strained by untreated hearing loss. People get irritated. They tend to argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will revive your relationships with a partner, brothers and sisters, children, and friends.
Regain your ability to speak with each other. Talk long into the night. Do all of the things you love with the people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
You feel safer at home
Do you feel troubled about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was injured and calling out to you, would you be able to hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ringing?
Do you worry that you won’t be able to hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
These “what if’s” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel perfectly confident. But you put yourself at ease and more completely enjoy life when you use hearing aids. This is known as peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t recognize 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 instances, hearing loss is a gradual progressive process. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
You’ll be blown away when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Give us a call today to schedule a hearing exam and see what you’ve been missing.