Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that one thinks of when you think about hearing aids. We get it. The advertising on these little devices is rather straightforward. Less defined expressions such as poetry, music, and art are more suited to the subject of love.
And yet, the two are inextricably connected to the point where you may want to begin viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, when doctors, researchers, and hearing specialists talk about “social isolation caused by hearing loss,” they’re also referencing isolation from your partner. That means it isn’t just chatting with the cashier at the grocery store that becomes more difficult, it’s also maintaining your most important and intimate relationships.
Hearing loss doesn’t inevitably mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional connections. It’s just that doing so takes specialized care and well-practiced adjustments. If you’ve been losing your hearing slowly and over time, you likely haven’t developed those extra skills, subsequently, your relationships could suffer.
By the same token, something as obvious as a hearing aid can quickly and easily enhance these significant relationships and make true intimacy easier. Hearing aids can have a positive impact on your love life in the following ways.
It’s well recognized that strong communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Taking the time to communicate can help eliminate arguments, increase emotional connections, and make everyone feel more valued and appreciated.
But the challenge becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can severely impede normal communication.
Here’s how a hearing aid will be most useful:
- You’ll catch more of those softer, whispered moments. To put it bluntly, there’s no shouting in pillow talk. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet experiences with hearing aids.
- You’ll have more energy for communication.Hearing loss can leave you depleted from struggling to communicate. Conversations can once again be fun and invigorating.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
If your partner has to repeat everything being said, it doesn’t make for a really romantic evening. But if you are unable to hear what’s happening all night, that won’t be very fun either. It’s not difficult to imagine the type of resentment this could cause.
Your independence can be protected by using hearing aids. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. And going out alone to socialize will also be easier. This means you’ll have adventures and stories that you can bring back to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs
Your partner’s daily life will be so much easier in so many ways if you’re able to hear clearly. Maybe, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and come in to help with dinner. Or maybe you hear your partner scuffle on the floor and ask if they’re okay. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them complain under their breath.
All of this may not sound like much of a big deal. But added up, these little gestures exhibit your commitment and compassion. They show you care. And that will make you a good partner. A hearing aid makes that a lot easier to accomplish because you’ll recognize those sometimes discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you suffer from hearing loss, especially when you haven’t detected your symptoms, it might be hard to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments. And part of the fun of being romantic, let’s be honest, is those subtle, hushed occasions. You will once more be able to enjoy the power of a whisper. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more profound.
Helping Your Relationship
Every problem in your relationship won’t be solved using a hearing aid, clearly. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have romance. Hearing aids will make specific elements of your love life more pleasurable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re scrambling to find a cause, it may be that your hearing loss is inhibiting your connections. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.