You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing their mother’s voices for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. Sometimes, at first, the baby is resistant. When the doctor attempts to place the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. Before they smile with joy, they might cry a bit. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re anxious about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is revived and the world abruptly opens up. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But anyone can have this life-changing moment.
You’re not alone if you’re feeling anxious about getting hearing aids. If you’re feeling rather anxious about this process it doesn’t indicate that you’re a baby.
Let’s investigate how people of any age might cry tears of joy when they use their hearing aid.
Music to your ears
Maybe you didn’t even realize. It advanced so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
It’s not simply volume that is effected by hearing loss. Sometimes, only certain notes of sound are effected.
All musicians know that the notes flow together to make a single sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the splendid complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
When you use your hearing aid, suddenly you can hear those once-silent tones. Once more, music comes alive. It was once a wonderful pleasure in your life and now you have it back.
A child’s laughter
Do you recall the sound of a child laughing? You might have forgotten this wonderful sound experience if you have chosen not to use your hearing aids. Restore your hearing and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Neglected hearing loss can put a considerable strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They often argue more. And the person with hearing loss will often feel like a burden causing them to isolate themselves.
They might stay away from social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others are chatting.
Hobbies less satisfying so you’ve given many of them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with a significant other, brothers and sisters, kids, and friends.
Regain your ability to talk to each other. Converse long into the night. Go back to doing the things you love and spending time with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
You feel safer at home
Do you feel troubled about what you’re unable to hear? If a loved one was hurt and yelling out to you, would you be able to hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, would you be able to hear them? Could you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ringing?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you positive that you’ll hear approaching traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
When we are in places where we should feel very secure, hearing loss can cause us to feel quite uneasy. But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more confident, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is called peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t recognize how much you’re missing
You might not even be aware of what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. Hearing loss progresses slowly in most situations. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be surprised. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think you might have some degree of hearing loss? Contact us today to schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.