YouTube has some videos you really should look at. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find numerous videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that special event that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. They might cry before they smile with joy. They are overtaken by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing event can happen to anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a bit anxious about this.
Let’s investigate how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You might not even know. It developed so gradually. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. Sometimes, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
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.
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. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Now, those tones which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’re gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you wear your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Neglected hearing impairment can put substantial stress on relationships. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more arguments. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They might avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less fun now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the basic act of wearing hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and engaging in activities you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? If a family member was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel totally safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Probably Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses slowly in most instances. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.
You’ll be amazed when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Call us to schedule a hearing test.