You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get fitted for hearing aids, hearing their mother’s voice for the first time. In some of these videos, the baby is uncertain at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. They could cry before they smile with joy. A range of emotions overtakes them. They are not sure what to expect. But ultimately, with revived hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them. These videos can even cause tears of joy for people watching them.
But anyone can have this life-changing moment.
If you’re feeling anxious about using a hearing aid, you’re not alone. You don’t have to be a child to feel a little careful about this new experience.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s discover why.
Music to your ears
You may not have even noticed it. It developed so gradually. You don’t appreciate music like you used to. You’re just not that into it now. It even annoys you at times. Turning it up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume of sound. In some cases, only certain notes of sound are effected.
Music is composed of notes of sound that mix together and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. If you can’t hear the splendid complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
Those tones that were once lost in music will be enjoyed once more when you get hearing aids. Once again, music comes to life. 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? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be. Restore your hearing and rediscover these enchanting moments with your grandkids.
Relationships can be significantly strained by disregarded hearing loss. People get aggravated. They often argue more. And the person with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to isolate themselves.
They may stay away from social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others are chatting.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your significant other will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Learn to talk to one another again. Engage in long conversations. Get back to doing the things you love and spending time with people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
You feel safer at home
Do you feel troubled about what you’re unable to hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one yelling to you from the other room? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, could you hear them? Would 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 oncoming 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 at ease, 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. In most situations, hearing loss is a slow progressive process. You might simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think you might have some degree of hearing loss? Find out just what you’ve been missing by giving us a call for a hearing test.