Have you watched the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
Videos like this one are numerous online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to put the device on their ear. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. A range of emotions overwhelms them. They’re not certain 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 anybody.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You may not have even recognized the problem. It developed so slowly. You don’t listen to music anymore. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. It was even grating at times. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
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 effected.
Every musician is aware that the notes blend together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put on your hearing aid. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a great 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 beautiful this experience can be.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
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. You never realized how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds are still there. These joyful sounds of nature once tremendously 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.
Neglected hearing impairment can put significant stress on relationships. It can cause a great deal of frustration. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more disagreements. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They may steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you quit hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Learn to speak with each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? If a loved one was hurt and yelling for help in another room, would you be able to hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel completely secure.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses 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. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.