You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after getting a hearing aid. In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor attempts to place the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. Before they smile with joy, they might cry a bit. They’re overtaken with a host of emotions. They’re anxious about what to expect. But in the end, with revived hearing, the world abruptly 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-changing moment.
You’re not alone if you’re feeling anxious about getting hearing aids. You don’t have to be a child to feel a little wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to your ears
Perhaps you didn’t even realize. It developed so slowly. You quit listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. And the higher the volume the more annoying it becomes.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume of sound. It affects how you hear different pitches and notes.
Music is made of notes of sound that mix and travel as waves that are then detected by your ears. Music is just not the same if you are unable to hear the fantastic complexity of the notes.
When you wear your hearing aid, suddenly you can hear those once-missing tones. Once more, music comes to life. It becomes a great joy in your life that was lost.
A child’s laughter
Do you recall the sound of a child laughing? You might have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you have chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rejuvenate your ability to hear and rediscover these enchanting moments with your grandkids.
Untreated hearing loss can put a significant strain on relationships. It annoys people and causes misunderstandings. It can often lead to more arguing. It can even cause an individual with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are talking and enjoying each other’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often isolate themselves.
Have you abandoned hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your significant other will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Learn to talk to one another again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you love and spending time with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling safer in your home
Do you feel troubled about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from the other room? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you sure that you’ll hear approaching traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
When we are in places where we should feel quite secure, hearing loss can make us feel quite uneasy. But you put yourself at ease and more thoroughly enjoy life when you get hearing aids. This is called peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t realize how much you’re missing
You may not even be aware of what you’re missing, just like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. Hearing loss progresses slowly in most situations. It’s possible that you have forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think you may have some level of hearing loss? Give us a call today to schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.
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