Older couple cuddling while sitting at the end of a dock overlooking a lake watching the sun set above mountains in the distance.

Intimacy isn’t normally the first thing that one thinks of when you think about hearing aids. We understand. The advertising on these little devices is rather straightforward. Less defined expressions such as poetry, music, and art are more suited to the subject of love.

And yet, the two are inextricably connected to the point where you might want to start viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, when doctors, researchers, and hearing specialists discuss “social isolation due to hearing loss,” they’re also referencing isolation from your partner. Which means it isn’t just talking with the cashier at the supermarket that becomes more difficult, it’s also maintaining your most important and intimate relationships.

That doesn’t mean somebody suffering from hearing loss isn’t able to form deep bonds or of experiencing beautiful, enduring relationships. But it will be necessary to make some practiced adjustments and take some special care. If you’ve been losing your hearing gradually and over time, you probably haven’t matured those additional skills, subsequently, your relationships could suffer.

True intimacy, though, and improved personal relationships can come from something as basic as using a hearing aid. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive affect on your love life.

Improved communication

Obviously, healthy relationships need good communication (although, it is sometimes harder to practice than it is to preach). Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with strong communication allowing stronger emotional connections and minimizing arguments.

But hearing loss can compound regular communication roadblocks in the process making a challenging task much harder.

Here’s how a hearing aid will be most useful:

  • Your boosted stamina will make it simpler to communicate.Hearing loss can leave you depleted from straining to communicate. Conversations can once again be enjoyable and stimulating.
  • You’ll catch more of those quieter, whispered moments. To put it directly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. A hearing aid will foster more of those quiet, hushed experiences between you and your partner.

You won’t need to use your partner as a translator

Going out with friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. Likewise, you won’t have much fun if you’re unable to hear anything that’s happening all night. It’s easy to see how this arrangement could lead to resentment.

A hearing aid can help preserve your independence. You won’t depend on your partner to order food for you at a restaurant or translate what everyone is saying at a dinner party. In addition, it will be easier to continue going out and socializing on your own! This means you’ll have adventures and stories that you can bring back to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.

You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs

There are many ways that hearing more might help make your partner’s life a bit easier. Perhaps you jump up and help with dinner because your hearing aids allow you to hear the cook timer sound. Or perhaps you hear your partner scuffle on the floor and ask if they’re alright. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them grumble under their breath.

These might sound small and perhaps even insignificant. But these little gestures, taken together, will show your partner that you are compassionate and committed. They show you care. And that will make you a quality partner. You will have a much easier time accomplishing this with hearing aids which will help you pick up on more subtle audio cues.

You won’t miss the power of a whisper

When you have hearing loss, particularly when you haven’t noticed your symptoms, it might be tough to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic occasions. And let’s be honest, those quiet sounds are part of the fun of romance. You will once more be able to experience the power of a whisper. Which means you’ll be capable of enjoying the intimacy of your partnership in a more profound way.

Helping Your Relationship

To be certain, a hearing aid isn’t going to mend every issue in your relationship. And if you do have hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. Hearing aids will make specific aspects of your love life more pleasurable and enriching and that’s the main point here.

So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re trying to find a cause, it may be that your hearing loss is getting in the way of your connections. A hearing aid can return needed romance to your relationship so schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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