YouTube has some videos you really should check out. 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 the smile on his face.
Videos like this one are countless online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of having hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They might cry before they smile with joy. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They’re not certain what’s going on. But ultimately, with renewed hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They beam with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not alone. You don’t need to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
Individuals of all ages can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You might not even recognize the problem. It developed so gradually. You don’t listen to music anymore. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. At times, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put on your hearing aid. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’re gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Untreated hearing loss can put enormous strain on relationships. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more arguments. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
Your relationship with friends and family will be renewed by the simple act of wearing hearing aids.
Get used to speaking with each other again. Have long talks. Return to spending time with the ones you love and taking part in activities you enjoy.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? If a family member was hurt and calling for help in a different, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Perhaps you would miss an essential phone 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 sure that you can hear these essential signals?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss progresses gradually. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret neglected it this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.