Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that one thinks of when you think about hearing aids. We get it. These tiny devices are normally advertised in rather concrete terms. Love, conversely, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
And yet, the two are closely linked to the point where you might want to begin viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, when doctors, researchers, and hearing specialists talk about “social separation caused by hearing loss,” they’re also pointing to isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as difficult as trying to communicate with the clerk at the grocery store.
That’s not to say someone suffering from hearing loss isn’t capable of forming deep bonds or of experiencing beautiful, enduring relationships. It’s just that doing so takes particular care and well-practiced adjustments. You probably haven’t matured those skills if your hearing loss has advanced gradually and that could mean your relationships might suffer.
By the same token, something as simple as a hearing aid can quickly and easily enhance these priceless relationships and make true intimacy more possible. Hearing aids can have a positive impact on your love life in the following ways.
It’s no secret that healthy relationships need strong communication (though, it is sometimes harder to practice than it is to preach). Taking the time to communicate can help eliminate arguments, improve emotional connections, and make everybody feel more valued and appreciated.
But the difficulty becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can severely interfere with normal communication.
A hearing aid will help most rapidly in the following ways:
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it directly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet experiences with hearing aids.
- Your boosted energy levels will make it easier to communicate.When you have hearing loss, speaking and listening can consume a lot of energy, leaving you feeling depleted. With a hearing aid, conversing can be fun and energizing once more.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. But if you are unable to hear what’s going on all night, that won’t be very enjoyable either. It’s not difficult to imagine the type of resentment this could cause.
Your independence can be preserved by using hearing aids. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re at a dinner party. And going out solo to socialize will also be easier. This means you’ll have stories and adventures that you can bring back to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
Your partner’s daily life will be a whole lot easier in so many ways if you can hear clearly. Maybe you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids permitted you to hear the cook timer ring. Or perhaps you hear your partner stumble on the floor and ask if they’re okay. You will have the opportunity to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them complain under their breath.
These may sound small and perhaps even insignificant. But these little gestures, taken together, will demonstrate to your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They demonstrate your level of care. And that will make you a quality partner. You will have a substantially easier time achieving this with hearing aids which will help you pick up on more subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
You may have a difficult time hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has progressed so slowly you didn’t even detect it. And let’s be truthful, those hushed sounds are part of the fun of romance. A hearing aid will let you experience the power of a whisper again. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more powerful.
Helping Your Relationship
To be sure, a hearing aid won’t fix every issue in your relationship. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have romance. Hearing aids will make certain elements of your love life more pleasurable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So when hearing loss gets in the way of your connections, your relationships can become dicey and it can be tricky finding a cause. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could return welcome intimacy to your love life.