You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after getting a hearing aid. In some of these videos, the baby is hesitant initially. When the doctor tries to place the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. Before they smile with delight, they may cry a bit. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But ultimately, with revived hearing, the world abruptly opens up for them. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But anyone can have this life-changing moment.
You’re not alone if you’re feeling apprehensive about getting hearing aids. If you’re feeling rather apprehensive about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
When individuals of any age experience hearing aids they might cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
Music to your ears
You may not have even recognized it. It developed so gradually. You don’t appreciate music like you once did. It just doesn’t seem as enjoyable as it once did. It even annoys you at times. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume you can hear. It impacts how you hear different pitches and notes.
Music is made of notes of sound that unify and travel as waves that are then detected by your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you are unable to hear the fantastic complexity of the notes.
Those tones that were once missing in music will be appreciated once again when you use hearing aids. Once more, music comes to life. It becomes a great joy in your life that was lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you recall the sound of a child laughing? You may have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you have chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rediscover these magical moments with your grandkids by rejuvenating your hearing.
Relationships can be substantially strained by disregarded hearing loss. People get irritated. They often argue more. And the person with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to isolate themselves.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel secluded and disconnected while others are chatting.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your partner will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Regain your ability to talk to each other. Have long conversations. 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 reassess that hearing aid.
You feel safer at home
Do you feel anxious about what you’re unable to hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from the other room? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
Do you worry that you won’t hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a stroll?
These “what if’s” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel completely safe. But you put yourself at ease and more completely enjoy life when you use hearing aids. This is called peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even realize it
You might not even be aware of what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. In most instances, hearing loss is a slow progressive process. You may simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be surprised. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think you might have some degree of hearing loss? Call us today to schedule a hearing assessment and see what you’ve been missing.