Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. His smile is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
Videos similar to this one are countless online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Occasionally, before they smile with joy, they cry. A wide range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with renewed hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not alone. People of all ages can be a little nervous about this.
People of all ages can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You may not have even recognized the problem. It was a very slow development. You don’t listen to music anymore. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. Sometimes, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some frequencies of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Every musician realizes that the notes blend together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put your hearing aid on. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? 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 appreciate until they’ve gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you wear your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Neglected hearing loss can put significant strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They do not understand. They often argue more. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other people’s discussions causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as satisfying?
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. Get 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 reconsider that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring?
When you stroll around the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel completely secure.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss develops gradually. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Call us to schedule a hearing test.