YouTube has some videos you really should check out. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find lots of videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is tentative at first. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. They are overwhelmed by a range of emotions. They’re not sure what’s happening. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you apprehensive? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a little anxious about this.
Individuals of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You might not even know. It was a very gradual development. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. In some cases, it was even grating. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It impacts how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. it just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put your hearing aid on. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music again comes alive. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you may not acknowledge until they’ve gone.
Except they haven’t gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
But when you wear your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing loss can put enormous stress on relationships. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s discussions causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the simple act of wearing hearing aids.
Become accustomed to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with the ones you love and partaking in activities you enjoy.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? Would you hear the voice of an injured loved one yelling to you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Perhaps you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should be absolutely comfortable.
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 Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances gradually in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. 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.