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. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find countless videos similar to this online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their 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 initially resist. They may cry before they smile with delight. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But ultimately, with renewed hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
This joy that their experiencing can be a reality for anybody.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you anxious? You’re not alone. You don’t have to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
People of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You may not even recognize the problem. It developed so slowly. You don’t listen to music anymore. It seems like it used to be so much more satisfying. In some cases, it was even grating. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. It effects how you hear different frequencies and notes.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that blend together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But put your hearing aid on. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? 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 appreciate until they’ve gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
When you use your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. People become frustrated. They do not understand. They tend to argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They may steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with family and friends will be renewed by the basic act of wearing hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? Could you hear the voice of an injured loved one yelling to you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Perhaps you would miss an important phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you certain that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel perfectly 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 be more at peace.
You May Not Know What You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss develops slowly. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that severe? Get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.