You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get fitted for hearing aids, hearing the voice of their mother for the first time. Sometimes, initially, the baby is resistant. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. They could cry before they smile with delight. A variety of emotions envelopes them. They’re anxious about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is revived 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 event could happen for anyone.
If you’re feeling concerned about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. If you’re feeling rather anxious about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
Let’s explore how people of any age may cry tears of joy when they use their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
Maybe you didn’t even know. It developed so gradually. You quit listening to music. You’re just not that into it now. It even annoys you sometimes. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t only effect the volume you can hear. It impacts how you hear different pitches and notes.
All musicians know that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the fantastic complexity of the notes.
When you use your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-silent notes. Music once again comes alive! It was once a great pleasure in your life and now you’ve got it back.
A child’s laughter
Do you recall the sound of a child laughing? You might have forgotten this wonderful sound experience if you’ve chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rediscover these captivating moments with your grandchildren by rejuvenating your hearing.
Relationships can be substantially strained by disregarded hearing loss. People get irritated. They often argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to separate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are chatting and enjoying each other’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often isolate themselves.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as fun?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will revive your relationships with a partner, siblings, kids, and friends.
Learn to talk to one another again. Have long talks. Do all of the things you enjoy with the people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling safer in your home
Are you concerned that you could be missing significant safety sounds? Would you be able to hear the voice of a hurt loved one yelling to you from another room? Would you be able to hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you confident that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
When we are in places where we should feel quite safe, hearing loss can cause us to feel quite anxious. But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more comfortable, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll find peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even know about it
Just like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you might not realize what you’re missing. In most situations, hearing loss is a gradual progressive process. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think you might have some level of hearing loss? Call us today to schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.