YouTube has some videos you really should look at. After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. His smile is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
You can find countless videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
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. Sometimes, before they smile with joy, they cry. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not sure what’s going on. But in the end, with renewed hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
People of all ages can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You might not have even recognized the issues. It developed so gradually. You don’t listen to music anymore. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. At times, it was even grating. Turning the volume 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 notes.
Music is, as every musician knows, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put your hearing aid on. Now, those tones which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. Music again comes alive. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’re gone.
Except there not gone. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you put in your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Untreated hearing impairment can put enormous stress on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. There’s misunderstanding causing more arguments. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They may steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Learn to speak with each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids especially if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? If a family member was injured and yelling for help in another room, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…could you hear them? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you confident that you can hear these essential signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should be absolutely comfortable.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You May Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you enjoyed things before your hearing started to decline.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing test and discover what you’ve been missing.