Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
Videos similar to this one are countless online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is reluctant at first. They fight when the doctor tries to fit the device on their ear. Sometimes, before they smile with joy, they cry. They are overtaken by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with happiness, but that life-changing event can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You may not have even recognized the problem. It was a very slow development. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. At times, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Every musician is aware that the notes flow 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 your hearing aid on. Now, those notes which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. You never knew how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you use your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing loss can put substantial strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They misunderstand. They often argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They might steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less fun now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get used to speaking with each other again. Have long talks. 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 House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? If a family member was injured and calling for help in a different, would you hear them? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these important signals?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In the majority of instances, hearing loss advances slowly. You might have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it checked out. Schedule a hearing exam and find out what you’ve been missing.