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. His smile is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
You can find countless videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is tentative at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. They might cry before they smile with joy. They are overwhelmed by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with renewed hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
They glow with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a bit nervous about this.
Let’s investigate how people of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You may not have even noticed. It was a very slow development. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. It was even grating at times. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Every musician is aware that the notes flow together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves go into your ears. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been unwilling to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. You never knew how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you wear your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once again.
Relationships can be significantly stressed by neglected hearing loss. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding leading to more arguments. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They frequently feel all alone and disconnected from other’s discussions causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and partaking in activities you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Could you hear the voice of a hurt family member yelling to you from another room? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Perhaps you would miss an important phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Probably Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In the majority of instances, hearing loss progresses gradually. You may have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll regret neglected it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing test.