You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get fitted for hearing aids, hearing the voice of their mother for the first time. Sometimes, initially, the baby is resistant. When the doctor attempts to put 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 overtakes them. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But ultimately, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them. The laughter and the smiles are enough to cause you to burst into tears of joy!
But anyone can have this life-altering moment.
You’re not by yourself if you’re feeling anxious about getting hearing aids. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a bit wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how individuals of all ages may cry tears of joy when they use their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
You might not have even recognized it. It occurred so gradually. You quit listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. At times, it is even aggravating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
It’s not simply volume that is effected by hearing loss. It affects how you hear different pitches and notes.
All musicians know that the notes work together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you are unable to hear the fantastic complexity of the notes.
Those tones that were once lost in music will be appreciated once more when you use hearing aids. Music once again comes to life! It becomes a great joy in your life that you’ve lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been reluctant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be. Rediscover these captivating moments with your grandchildren by rejuvenating your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can place a significant strain on relationships. People get aggravated. They often argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to separate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are chatting and enjoying each other’s company, the person with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently isolate themselves.
Have you abandoned hobbies because they’re not as fun?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your significant other will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Learn to speak with one another again. Converse long into the night. Do all of the things you love with the people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
You feel more secure at home
Do you feel anxious about what you’re unable to hear? Would you be able to hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, would you be able to hear them? Would you miss the phone ringing when an important call was coming in?
Do you worry that you won’t be able to hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
These “what if’s” can cause us to feel unsafe in places where we should feel perfectly confident. But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more comfortable, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll experience peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t know how much you’re missing
You might not even know what you’re missing, just like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. Hearing loss progresses gradually in most situations. You might simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be surprised when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think you might have some level of hearing loss? Contact us today to schedule a hearing test and see what you’ve been missing.