YouTube has some videos you really should look at. After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find lots of videos like this online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of having hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Sometimes, before they smile with joy, they cry. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not certain what’s happening. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. People of all ages can be a bit nervous about this.
People of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You might not have even recognized the issues. It happened so gradually. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. Sometimes, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different pitches and tones.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. 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. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it again.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? Maybe 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.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never recognized how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
Except there not gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Untreated hearing impairment can put substantial stress on relationships. People become frustrated. They do not understand. They often argue more. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other people’s discussions causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social activities.
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 loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to talking to each other again. Have long talks. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was hurt and yelling for help in another room, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you walk around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these essential signals?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss develops slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it looked at. Schedule a hearing test and find out what you’ve been missing.