YouTube has some videos you really should check out. After getting fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. The smile on his face is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
You can find numerous videos like this online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. They struggle when the doctor tries to put the device on their ear. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. A wide range of emotions overwhelms them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. People of all ages can be a bit anxious about this.
People of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not even know. It was a very gradual development. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. It was even grating in some cases. Turning it up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different pitches and tones.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. it just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put your hearing aid on. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Remember all those birds out in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you may not acknowledge until they’ve gone.
But the birds are still there. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
But when you use your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing loss can put substantial strain on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. There’s misunderstanding causing more disagreements. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They may avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
The basic act of having 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. Talk for hours. 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.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? Could you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll around the neighborhood, are you confident that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel totally safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses slowly in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing started to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be shocked. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it looked at. Schedule a hearing assessment and find out what you’ve been missing.