YouTube has some videos you really should check out. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find numerous videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is sharing 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 resist and fight. They might cry before they smile with delight. They are overwhelmed by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Individuals of all ages can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You may not even recognize the problem. It was a very gradual development. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. At times, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician knows, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. You just can’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you put in your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing impairment can put substantial strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They misunderstand. They tend to argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They may steer clear of social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as satisfying?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Learn to talk to each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? If a family member was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you be able to hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Maybe you would miss an important phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these essential signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should feel totally secure.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest extent. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You May Not Know What You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss advances gradually. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you enjoyed things before your hearing started to decline.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it checked out. Schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.