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 having hearing aids fitted. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find lots of videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that special event that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
In a few videos, the baby is hesitant at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to fit the device on their ear. They might cry before they smile with joy. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. People of all ages can be a bit anxious about this.
Let’s investigate how individuals of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You might not even recognize the problem. It happened so slowly. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. It was even grating in some cases. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is impacted by hearing loss. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. it just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But put your hearing aid on. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. You never recognized how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds are still there. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you wear your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once again.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. People get frustrated. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. Sometimes, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other people’s discussions causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social activities.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with the ones you love and taking part in activities you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? Could you hear the voice of an injured family member yelling to you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke detector? Maybe you would miss an important phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you confident that you will 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 relaxed and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Might Not Realize What You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss advances slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.