Have you watched the videos on YouTube? After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. His smile is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
You can find numerous videos like this online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
In some videos, the baby is reluctant at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to place the device on their ear. Occasionally, before they smile with delight, they cry. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They’re not sure what’s going on. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
They glow with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you apprehensive? Many people feel this way too. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.
Individuals of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not even recognize the problem. It happened so slowly. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. In some cases, it was even grating. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put your hearing aid on. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it back.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
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. You never realized how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you put in your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Neglected hearing impairment can put substantial strain on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. There’s misunderstanding leading to more disagreements. Sometimes, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They might avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the simple act of using hearing aids.
Get used to speaking with each other again. Have long conversations. Return to spending time with your loved ones and taking part in activities you enjoy.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? 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? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you sure that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses slowly in most cases. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing test and find out what you’ve been missing.