You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get fitted for hearing aids, hearing the voice of their mother for the first time. Sometimes, at first, the baby is reluctant. They fight when the doctor attempts to put the device in their ear. Before they smile with joy, they might cry a bit. A range of emotions envelopes them. They are not sure what to expect. But ultimately, with revived hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them. These videos can even cause tears of joy for those watching them.
But anyone can have this life-changing moment.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. If you’re feeling relatively anxious about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
When individuals of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
Music to your ears
Maybe you didn’t even know. It happened so slowly. You don’t take pleasure in music like you once did. It just doesn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. At times, it is even aggravating. Turning it up makes it even worse.
It isn’t just volume that is impacted by hearing loss. It affects how you hear different pitches and notes.
All musicians know that the notes work together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you are unable to hear the wonderful complexity of the notes.
When you wear your hearing aid, suddenly you can hear those once-silent tones. Music once more comes to life! It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’ve lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be. Rejuvenate your hearing and rediscover these magical moments with your grandkids.
Relationships can be significantly strained by disregarded hearing loss. It annoys people and causes misconceptions. It can frequently lead to more arguing. And the person with hearing loss will often feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others are chatting.
Have you abandoned hobbies because they’re not as fun?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your partner will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Regain your ability to talk to each other. Engage in long talks. Do all of the things you love with the people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
You feel more secure at home
Are you concerned that you could be missing essential safety sounds? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you confident that you’ll hear approaching traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel perfectly confident. But you put yourself at ease and more thoroughly enjoy life when you get hearing aids. This is known as peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t recognize how much you’re missing
You might not even know what you’re missing, much 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 surprised. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Call us today to schedule a hearing test and discover what you’ve been missing.