You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get hearing aids, hearing their mother’s voice for the first time. Sometimes, initially, the baby is reluctant. They fight when the doctor tries to put the device in their ear. They could cry before they smile with delight. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world abruptly opens up for them. These videos can even cause joyful tears for those watching them.
But this life-changing event could occur for anyone.
You’re not by yourself if you’re feeling anxious about getting hearing aids. You don’t have to be a child to feel a bit wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to your ears
Perhaps you didn’t even know. It advanced so gradually. You stopped listening to music. You’re just not that into it anymore. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
It isn’t simply volume that is effected by hearing loss. Sometimes, only specific tones of sound are impacted.
All musicians know that the notes work together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you are unable to hear the wonderful complexity of the notes.
When you wear your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-silent notes. Music once again comes to life! It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’ve lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you recollect the sound of a child laughing? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be. Restore your hearing and rediscover these magical moments with your grandkids.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. It annoys people and causes misunderstandings. They tend to argue more. And the person with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to isolate themselves.
While others are chatting and enjoying one another’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently separate themselves.
Have you quit hobbies because they aren’t as fun?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will revive your relationships with a partner, brothers and sisters, children, and friends.
Regain your ability to speak with each other. Converse long into the night. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and spending time with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
Feeling more secure in your home
Do you feel troubled about what you’re unable to hear? Would you hear the voice of an injured loved one calling you from another room? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the phone ringing when an important call was coming in?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you positive that you’ll hear approaching traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel perfectly safe. But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more confident, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is known as peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even know about it
You may not even be aware of what you’re missing, just like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. In most instances, hearing loss is a gradual progressive process. You may simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be surprised when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that advanced? Contact us today to schedule a hearing exam and find out what you’ve been missing.