YouTube has some videos you really should check out. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find lots of videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful moment that the child is having with their doctors and parents.
In some videos, the baby is tentative at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They might cry before they smile with delight. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even recognize the problem. It happened so slowly. You don’t listen to music nowadays. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. It was even grating in some cases. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Every musician realizes that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves go into your ears. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put on your hearing aid. Now, those tones which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’re gone.
Except there not gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Neglected hearing impairment can put enormous strain on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. They do not understand. They often argue more. Sometimes, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed 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.
Learn to talk to each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with your loved ones and taking part in activities you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was injured and yelling for help in a different, would you be able to hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, timer on the oven, or smoke alarm? Maybe you would miss a crucial phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you walk around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you confident that you can hear these essential signals?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses slowly in most instances. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.