Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find lots of videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is tentative at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. A range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with revived hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They glow with joy, but that life-changing event can happen to anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? You’re not alone. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.
People of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not even know. It happened so gradually. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. Sometimes, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Every musician knows that the notes blend together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves go into your ears. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put on your hearing aid. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? If you’ve been unwilling to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’re gone.
But the birds are still there. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you wear your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be significantly strained by neglected hearing loss. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more disagreements. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other people’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the simple act of using hearing aids.
Get used to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with your loved ones and partaking in activities you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? If a family member was hurt and calling for help in another room, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these essential signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should be totally comfortable.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances gradually in most cases. 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 believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.