YouTube has some videos you really should check out. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see the smile on his face.
Videos similar to this one are countless online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with delight, they cry. They are overtaken 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 happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. People of every age can be a bit nervous about this.
People of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even know. It developed so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. It was even grating in some cases. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Suddenly you can hear those once silent tones. Music again comes alive. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it back.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. You never knew how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds are still there. These beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you wear your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Neglected hearing impairment can put enormous stress on relationships. People become frustrated. They do not understand. They often argue more. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They may avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the basic act of using hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? If a loved one was injured and calling for help in a different, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…would you be able to hear them? Perhaps you would miss an important phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these essential signals?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll be more at peace.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
In the majority of cases, hearing loss advances slowly. You may have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be amazed when you suddenly hear them again. 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 test.