You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get fitted for hearing aids, hearing their mother’s voice for the first time. In some videos, the baby is uncertain initially. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. Before they smile with joy, they might cry a bit. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with restored hearing, the world abruptly opens up for them. These videos can even cause joyful tears for those watching them.
But anybody can have this life-altering moment.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not alone. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a bit careful about this new experience.
When individuals of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
Music to your ears
Perhaps you didn’t even realize. It developed so slowly. You quit listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. Turning it up makes it even worse.
It’s not simply volume that is effected by hearing loss. It impacts how you hear different tones and notes.
Music is made of notes of sound that mix and travel as waves that are then detected by your ears. If you can’t hear the splendid complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
When you wear your hearing aid, suddenly you can hear those once-silent tones. Once more, music comes alive. It becomes a great joy in your life that was lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you recall what a child’s laughing sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be. Rediscover these captivating moments with your grandchildren by rejuvenating your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can put a considerable strain on relationships. It frustrates people and causes misconceptions. They often argue more. It can even cause an individual with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are chatting and enjoying one another’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently isolate themselves.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will revive your relationships with a partner, brothers and sisters, kids, and friends.
Regain your ability to speak with each other. Have long talks. Do all of the things you enjoy with the people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling safer in your home
Do you feel anxious about what you’re unable to hear? If a loved one was injured and calling out to you, would you hear them? 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 sure that you’ll hear approaching traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can cause us to feel unsafe in places where we should feel perfectly comfortable. But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more comfortable, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is called peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t realize how much you’re missing
You might not even know what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. In most instances, hearing loss is a slow progressive process. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think you may have some degree of hearing loss? Give us a call today to schedule a hearing test and discover what you’ve been missing.