YouTube has some videos you really should look at. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find countless videos like this online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of having hearing aids put in initially. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They may cry before they smile with joy. They are overwhelmed by a wide range of emotions. They’re not certain what’s going on. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? You’re not alone. You don’t have to be a child to be a little wary of this new experience.
Individuals of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You might not even know. It was a very gradual development. You don’t listen to music anymore. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. At times, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. it just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never realized how much you liked their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you use your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be significantly strained by untreated hearing loss. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They misunderstand. They often argue more. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They might steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Become accustomed to speaking with each other again. Have long talks. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? Would you hear the voice of an injured loved one yelling to you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these important signals?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Might Not Realize What You’re Missing
In the majority of cases, hearing loss progresses slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.