YouTube has some videos you really should check out. After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. His smile is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
You can find lots of videos similar to this online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
In some videos, the baby is reluctant at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They may cry before they smile with delight. They are overwhelmed by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you anxious? Many people feel like this too. People of every age can be a little anxious about this.
Individuals of all ages can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You might not have even recognized the problem. It developed so slowly. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. It was even grating in some cases. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It impacts how you hear different pitches and notes.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those notes which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. Music again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you may not acknowledge until they’ve gone.
But the birds are still there. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Neglected hearing loss can put substantial strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social activities.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less fun now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the basic act of using hearing aids.
Learn to talk to each other again. Have long talks. Return to spending time with the ones you love and engaging in activities you enjoy.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your Home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of an injured family member yelling to you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Maybe you would miss a crucial phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel absolutely secure.
But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing started to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.