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. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see the smile on his face.
You can find numerous videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is tentative at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to place the device on their ear. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anybody.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. People of all ages can be a bit nervous about this.
Individuals of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You may not even recognize the problem. It developed so gradually. You don’t listen to music anymore. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. At times, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different frequencies and tones.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to create 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 put your hearing aid on. Now, those tones which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. The beauty of music is back in your life. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Restore 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 yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you may not acknowledge until they’ve gone.
But the birds are still there. These beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you use your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be significantly strained by untreated hearing loss. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They might steer clear of social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you quit hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
The basic act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get used to speaking with each other again. Have long talks. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? If a family member was hurt and calling for help in a different, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
When you walk around the neighborhood, are you certain that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should be totally secure.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In most cases, 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 shocked. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Call us to schedule a hearing test.