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. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
Videos like this one are countless online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. A wide range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with revived hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you apprehensive? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a bit anxious about this.
Let’s explore how individuals of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not even know. It developed so slowly. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. 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.
Every musician realizes that the notes blend together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves go into your ears. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it again.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’re gone.
Except they haven’t gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you put in your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once again.
Neglected hearing loss can put substantial stress on relationships. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding causing more arguments. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social activities.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
Your relationship with family and friends will be revitalized by the basic act of using hearing aids.
Learn to talk to each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with the ones you love and engaging in activities you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Confidence That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? Could you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you walk through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you confident 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 wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest extent. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances gradually in most instances. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing exam and find out what you’ve been missing.