You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after getting a hearing aid. Sometimes, initially, the baby is reluctant. They struggle when the doctor attempts to put the device in their ear. Before they smile with delight, they might cry a bit. A range of emotions overtakes them. They are not sure what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them. These videos can even cause joyful tears for people watching them.
But this life-changing moment could happen for anybody.
If you’re feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. If you’re feeling somewhat apprehensive about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
Let’s explore how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
Maybe you didn’t even know. It progressed so gradually. You quit listening to music. You’re just not that into it now. At times, it is even aggravating. Turning it up makes it even worse.
It isn’t just volume that is impacted by hearing loss. In some cases, only certain frequencies of sound are effected.
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 can’t hear the amazing complexity of the notes.
Those notes that were once lost in music will be enjoyed once again when you use hearing aids. Once more, music comes alive. It becomes a wonderful joy in your life that you’ve lost.
A child’s laughter
Do you recollect the sound of a child laughing? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be. Rediscover these magical moments with your grandkids by restoring your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can place a significant strain on relationships. People get irritated. It can often bring about more arguing. And the person with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
While others are talking and enjoying one another’s company, the person with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently separate themselves.
Have you quit hobbies because they aren’t as fun?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your significant other will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Regain your ability to talk to each other. Converse long into the night. Do all of the things you love with the people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
You feel more secure at home
Are you worried that you may be missing important safety sounds? Would you hear the voice of an injured loved one yelling to you from the other room? Would you be able to hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Could you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ringing?
Do you worry that you won’t hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a stroll?
When we are in places where we should feel quite secure, hearing loss can cause us to feel quite anxious. But you put yourself at ease and more thoroughly enjoy life when you get hearing aids. This is called peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you may not even realize it
Just like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you might not realize what you’re missing. Hearing loss advances gradually in most instances. You might simply forget the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be surprised. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think you may have some degree of hearing loss? Call us today to schedule a hearing assessment and see what you’ve been missing.