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Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see the smile on his face.

You can find lots of videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is having with their parents and doctors.

The baby doesn’t always like the idea of having hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with delight, they cry. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with revived hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.

They beam with happiness, but that life-changing event can happen to anyone.

Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a little nervous about this.

Individuals of all ages can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.

The Sound of Music

You may not even know. It was a very gradual development. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. At times, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.

The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different pitches and tones.

Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. it just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.

But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. 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

Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.

Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.

The Beautiful Sounds of Nature

Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not acknowledge until they’re gone.

But the birds are still there. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.

When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.

Repaired Relationships

Neglected hearing loss can put enormous stress on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. 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 may avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.

Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?

Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the simple act of using hearing aids.

Learn to speak with each other again. Have long conversations. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and partaking in activities you love.

If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.

Confidence That You’re Safe in Your House

Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? If a family member was injured and calling for help in another room, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Maybe you would miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.

When you walk around the neighborhood, are you confident that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?

There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.

But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll be more at peace.

You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing

In the majority of instances, hearing loss develops slowly. You might have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.

When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Schedule a hearing exam and find out what you’ve been missing.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.