You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. In some of these videos, the baby is hesitant at first. They struggle when the doctor attempts to place the device in their ear. Before they smile with delight, they may cry a bit. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They are not sure what to expect. But finally, their hearing is revived and the world suddenly opens up. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But this life-changing moment could happen for anyone.
You’re not by yourself if you’re feeling apprehensive about getting hearing aids. If you’re feeling rather anxious about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
The sweet sound of music
You might not have even noticed it. It developed so slowly. You quit listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. It even aggravates you at times. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It impacts how you hear different pitches and notes.
Music is composed of notes of sound that mix together and travel as waves that are then detected by your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the fantastic complexity of the notes.
Those notes that were once missing in music will be appreciated once more when you use hearing aids. Music once more comes alive! It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’ve lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughing sounds like? You might have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you have chosen not to use your hearing aids. Restore your ability to hear and rediscover these enchanting moments with your grandkids.
Untreated hearing loss can put a considerable strain on relationships. It annoys people and causes misunderstandings. They tend to argue more. And the individual with hearing loss will often feel like a burden causing them to isolate themselves.
They may stay away from social clubs or dinner out because they feel secluded and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as fun?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your partner will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Restore your ability to talk to each other. Converse long into the night. Go back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling more secure in your home
Do you feel anxious about what you’re unable to hear? If a loved one was hurt and yelling out to you, would you hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ringing?
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 use hearing aids. You’ll experience peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even realize it
Just like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you might not realize what you’re missing. Hearing loss advances 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 surprised. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Find out exactly what you’ve been missing by giving us a call for a hearing exam.