Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that comes to mind when you think about hearing aids. We get it. The advertising on these little devices is relatively straightforward. Love, on the other hand, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
And yet, the two are inextricably linked to the point where you might want to begin viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, the social isolation that comes from untreated hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as challenging as trying to talk with the clerk at the store.
That doesn’t mean somebody suffering from hearing loss isn’t capable of forming deep bonds or of experiencing beautiful, lasting relationships. It’s just that doing so takes particular care and well-practiced adaptations. If you’ve been losing your hearing gradually and over time, you likely haven’t matured those extra skills, as a result, your relationships could suffer.
True intimacy, though, and enhanced personal relationships can come from something as basic as wearing a hearing aid. Hearing aids can have a positive influence on your love life in the following ways.
It’s no secret that healthy relationships call for good communication (although, it is often harder to practice than it is to preach). Taking the time to communicate can help prevent arguments, increase emotional connections, and make everyone feel more valued and appreciated.
But hearing loss can compound regular communication obstacles in the process making a challenging task much more difficult.
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 straining to communicate. With a hearing aid, conversing can be fun and energizing once more.
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it bluntly, there’s no shouting in pillow talk. A hearing aid will let you enjoy more of those quiet, hushed moments between you and your partner.
You won’t need to use your partner as a translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. Likewise, you won’t have a very good time if you can’t hear anything that’s going on all night. It’s easy to see how this arrangement could breed resentment.
A hearing aid can help maintain your independence. You won’t rely on your partner to order for you at a restaurant or repeat what everyone is saying at a dinner party. Additionally, it will be easier to continue socializing on your own! This means you’ll have stories and adventures that you can bring home to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
Your partner’s daily life will be a whole lot easier in so many ways if you can hear clearly. Maybe, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. Or maybe you hear your partner scuffle on the floor and ask if they’re okay. When you hear your partner grumbling under their breath, you have a chance to ask what’s the matter.
All of this might not sound like much of a big deal. But these little gestures, taken together, will demonstrate to your partner that you are compassionate and committed. 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 discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you are dealing with hearing loss, especially when you haven’t noticed your symptoms, it may be hard to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate occasions. And let’s be truthful, those hushed sounds are part of the fun of romance. A hearing aid will let you experience the power of a whisper again. Which means you’ll be capable of enjoying the intimacy of your partnership in a more profound way.
Helping Your Relationship
To be sure, a hearing aid isn’t going to fix every issue with your relationship. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. Hearing aids will make specific elements of your love life more enjoyable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So when hearing loss blocks your connections, your relationships can get dicey and it can be difficult to find the reason. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could return welcome intimacy to your love life.