When you imagine hearing aids, intimacy probably isn’t the first thing you consider. We understand. The advertising on these little devices is relatively straightforward. Love, conversely, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
And yet, the two are inextricably linked to the point where you may want to begin thinking of your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, the social separation that comes from neglected hearing loss can also mean separation from your partner. That means preserving intimate relationships will be just as challenging as attempting to communicate with the clerk at the store.
Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t enjoy wonderful relationships and deep emotional bonds. But it will be necessary to make some practiced adaptations and take some special care. You most likely haven’t developed those skills if your hearing loss has advanced slowly and that could mean your relationships may suffer.
Conversely, something as simple as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these significant relationships and make true intimacy easier. Hearing aids can have a positive influence on your love life in the following ways.
It’s no secret that healthy relationships need good communication (although, it is sometimes harder to practice than it is to preach). Everyone will feel more appreciated and valued with strong communication permitting stronger emotional connections and decreasing arguments.
But hearing loss can intensify normal communication obstacles in the process making a challenging task much harder.
A hearing aid will help most quickly in the following ways:
- You’ll have more vitality for communication.Hearing loss can leave you exhausted from struggling to communicate. With a hearing aid, conversing can be fun and energizing again.
- You’ll catch more of those softer, whispered moments. To put it bluntly, there’s no shouting in pillow talk. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet experiences with hearing aids.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that much fun when your partner spends most of their time repeating everyone for your benefit. Likewise, you won’t have much fun if you’re unable to hear anything that’s happening all night. It’s easy to see how this arrangement could cause resentment.
Your independence can be preserved by using hearing aids. Your partner won’t have to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. Additionally, it will be easier to continue going out and socializing on your own! This means you’ll have stories and adventures that you can bring back to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs
Your partner’s daily life will be so much easier in so many ways if you can hear more. Perhaps, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. Or maybe you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them grumble under their breath.
All of this may not sound like much of a big deal. But added up, these little gestures demonstrate your commitment and compassion. They demonstrate your level of care. And that’s what partners are supposed to do! You will have a much easier time accomplishing this with hearing aids which will help you pick up on more subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
You might have a difficult time hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has developed so gradually you didn’t even notice. And let’s be honest, those quiet sounds are part of the fun of romance. A hearing aid will allow you to enjoy the power of a whisper again. Which means you’ll be capable of enjoying the closeness of your partnership in a more profound way.
Helping Your Relationship
To be certain, a hearing aid isn’t going to mend every issue with your relationship. Nor is it impossible to have romance with hearing loss. Hearing aids will make specific aspects of your love life more pleasurable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re scrambling to find a cause, it might be that your hearing loss is inhibiting your connections. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could return welcome intimacy to your love life.