Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see the smile on his face.
You can find countless videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event 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 put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They may cry before they smile with delight. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not certain what’s going on. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. People of all ages can be a bit anxious about this.
Individuals of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not even know. It happened so gradually. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. It was even grating at times. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different pitches and notes.
Music is, as every musician knows, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put on your hearing aid. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. Music again comes alive. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’ve gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you use your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once again.
Untreated hearing loss can put enormous stress on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other people’s discussions causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social activities.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
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. Have long conversations. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and partaking in activities you enjoy.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your Home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of an injured loved one yelling to you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Perhaps you would miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you confident that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should be absolutely comfortable.
But when you use 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 Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In the majority of instances, hearing loss advances gradually. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. 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.