You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get hearing aids, hearing the voice of their mother for the first time. In some of these videos, the baby is uncertain at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. They may cry before they smile with delight. They’re overwhelmed with a host of emotions. They are not sure what to expect. But finally, their hearing is restored and the world suddenly opens up. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But this life-changing moment could occur for anyone.
If you’re feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not alone. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a bit careful about this new experience.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s discover why.
The sweet sound of music
You might not have even recognized it. It developed so gradually. You don’t appreciate music like you used to. You’re just not that into it nowadays. At times, it is even aggravating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. In some cases, only specific tones of sound are impacted.
Music is composed of notes of sound that mix together and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. Music is just not the same if you can’t hear the wonderful complexity of the notes.
When you wear your hearing aid, suddenly you can hear those once-silent notes. Music once again comes to life! It becomes a great pleasure in your life that was lost.
A child’s laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? You might have forgotten this wonderful sound experience if you’ve chosen not to use your hearing aids. Rejuvenate your hearing and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. People get aggravated. It can frequently result in more arguing. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are chatting and enjoying one another’s company, the person with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often isolate themselves.
Hobbies less enjoyable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your significant other will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Restore your ability to speak with each other. Have long talks. Do all of the things you love with the people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
You feel more secure at home
Are you worried that you may be missing significant safety sounds? Would you be able to hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? Would you be able to hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss the phone ringing when a significant call was coming in?
Do you stress that you won’t hear approaching traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
These “what if’s” can cause us to feel unsafe in places where we should feel entirely comfortable. But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll experience peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you may not even know about it
You might not even be aware of what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. In most situations, hearing loss is a gradual progressive process. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
You’ll be surprised when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think you might have some level of hearing loss? Find out just what you’ve been missing by giving us a call for a hearing assessment.