Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that one thinks of when you think about hearing aids. We get it. These tiny devices are normally presented in rather concrete terms. Love, conversely, is something better suited for poetry, music, and art.
But you may want to start looking at your hearing aid as an intimacy device due to the strong link between your hearing and your relationship. After all, the social isolation that comes from neglected hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as difficult as attempting to talk with the clerk at the supermarket.
Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t enjoy wonderful relationships and deep emotional bonds. But it will be necessary to make some practiced adjustments and take some special care. If you’ve been losing your hearing gradually and over time, you likely haven’t developed those additional skills, subsequently, your relationships could suffer.
Conversely, something as obvious as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these priceless relationships and make true intimacy more possible. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive affect on your love life.
It’s no secret that healthy relationships require strong communication (although, it is often harder to practice than it is to preach). Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with strong communication allowing stronger emotional connections and decreasing arguments.
But the challenge becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can severely interfere with normal communication.
A hearing aid will help most quickly in the following ways:
- You’ll have more energy for communication.When you experience hearing loss, talking and listening can take a lot of energy, leaving you feeling drained. Conversations can once again be fun and invigorating.
- You’ll catch more of those quieter, whispered moments. Let’s be truthful, it isn’t pillow talk if you have to shout. A hearing aid will foster more of those quiet, hushed moments between you and your partner.
You won’t need to use your partner as a translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that much fun when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. But if you are unable to hear what’s happening all night, that won’t be very enjoyable either. It’s easy to understand how this arrangement could lead to resentment.
Your independence can be maintained by wearing hearing aids. You won’t rely on your partner to order for you at a restaurant or repeat what everyone is saying at a dinner party. Additionally, it will be easier to continue socializing on your own! You will be able to enrich your relationship by bringing home stories and adventures to share.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
Your partner’s daily life will be a whole lot easier in so many ways if you’re able to hear clearly. Perhaps you jump up and help with dinner because your hearing aids allow you to hear the cook timer ring. Or perhaps you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them complain under their breath.
All of this might not sound like much of a big deal. But these little gestures, taken together, will demonstrate to your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They demonstrate your level of care. And that’s what partners are supposed to do! You will have a substantially easier time achieving this with hearing aids which will help you detect more subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you are dealing with hearing loss, particularly when you haven’t noticed your symptoms, it may be tough to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic occasions. And part of the pleasure of being intimate, let’s be honest, is those discreet, hushed moments. You will once again be able to experience the power of a whisper. Which means you’ll be able to enjoy the intimacy of your partnership in a more profound way.
Helping Your Relationship
Every problem with your relationship won’t be remedied with a hearing aid, obviously. Nor is it impossible to experience intimacy with hearing loss. Hearing aids will make specific elements of your love life more enjoyable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So when hearing loss gets in the way of your connections, your relationships can become dicey and it can be tricky finding the reason. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.