You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after getting a hearing aid. In some of these videos, the baby is hesitant initially. When the doctor attempts to place the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. Before they smile with joy, they may cry a bit. A range of emotions envelopes them. They are not sure what to expect. But finally, their hearing is restored and the world suddenly opens up. These videos can even cause tears of joy for those watching them.
But this life-changing moment could occur for anyone.
If you’re feeling anxious about using a hearing aid, you’re not alone. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a bit careful about this new experience.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they might cry tears of joy, let’s discover why.
Music to your ears
Maybe you didn’t even know. It happened so slowly. You stopped listening to music. You’re just not that into it nowadays. It even annoys you at times. And the louder it gets the more annoying it becomes.
It’s not just volume that is effected by hearing loss. In some cases, only certain tones of sound are impacted.
Every musician knows that the notes work 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’s just not the same.
When you use your hearing aid, suddenly you can hear those once-silent tones. Music once more comes alive! It becomes a great pleasure in your life that was lost.
A child’s laughter
Do you recollect the sound of a child laughing? You might have forgotten this wonderful sound experience if you’ve chosen not to use your hearing aids. Rejuvenate your ability to hear and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. It annoys people and causes misconceptions. It can often result in more arguing. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel secluded and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as fun?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will revive your relationships with a significant other, brothers and sisters, children, and friends.
Regain your ability to talk to each other. Talk long into the night. Go back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
You feel more secure at home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Would you be able to hear the voice of an injured loved one calling you from the other room? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Would you miss the phone ringing when an important call was coming in?
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 make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel perfectly confident. But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is called peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even know about it
Much like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you may not appreciate what you’re missing. Hearing loss advances slowly in most cases. It’s possible that you have forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Contact us today to schedule a hearing test and find out what you’ve been missing.