You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after getting a hearing aid. Sometimes, at first, the baby is resistant. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. They might cry before they smile with joy. A variety of emotions envelopes them. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is revived and the world abruptly opens up. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But anyone can have this life-changing moment.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a little wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of any age may cry tears of joy when they use their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
Maybe you didn’t even realize. It progressed so gradually. You stopped listening to music. You’re just not that into it anymore. It even annoys you sometimes. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume you can hear. In some cases, only certain frequencies of sound are impacted.
Music is composed of notes of sound that mix and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. Music is just not the same if you can’t hear the amazing complexity of the notes.
When you use your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-missing tones. Music once again comes to life! It becomes a great joy in your life that was lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you recall the sound of a child laughing? You might have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you’ve chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rejuvenate your ability to hear and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. It frustrates people and causes misunderstandings. It can frequently bring about more arguing. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are chatting and enjoying one another’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often isolate themselves.
Hobbies less enjoyable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your significant other will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Restore your ability to speak with each other. Talk long into the night. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
You feel more secure at home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was hurt and yelling out to you, would you be able to hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector sounded, could you 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 stroll?
These “what if’s” can make us feel insecure in places where we should feel perfectly comfortable. But you put yourself at ease and more completely enjoy life when you use hearing aids. You’ll find peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even know about it
Much like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you may not appreciate what you’re missing. Hearing loss advances gradually in most situations. You may simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be surprised. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Find out exactly what you’ve been missing by giving us a call for a hearing assessment.