When you imagine hearing aids, intimacy probably isn’t the first thing you think about. We get it. These tiny devices are normally presented in rather concrete terms. Less defined expressions such as poetry, music, and art are more suited to the topic of love.
And yet, the two are closely connected to the point where you may want to begin thinking of your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, the social separation that comes from untreated hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as difficult as attempting to communicate with the clerk at the store.
Hearing loss doesn’t inevitably mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional bonds. It’s just that doing so takes special care and well-practiced adaptations. You probably haven’t matured those skills if your hearing loss has advanced slowly and that could mean your relationships might suffer.
By the same token, something as basic as a hearing aid can quickly and easily enhance these priceless relationships and make true intimacy easier. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids might have a positive impact on your love life.
Obviously, healthy relationships require good communication (although, it is often harder to practice than it is to preach). Everyone will feel more appreciated and valued with good communication permitting stronger emotional connections and reducing arguments.
But hearing loss can compound normal communication roadblocks in the process making a challenging task much more difficult.
A hearing aid will help most rapidly in the following ways:
- Your boosted stamina will make it easier to communicate.When you have hearing loss, talking and listening can take a lot of energy, leaving you feeling depleted. Conversations can once again be fun and invigorating.
- The softer, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it bluntly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. A hearing aid will let you enjoy more of those quiet, hushed experiences between you and your partner.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with friends won’t be all that much fun when your partner spends most of their time repeating everyone for your benefit. Similarly, you won’t have much fun if you can’t hear anything that’s going on all night. It’s not difficult to imagine the type of resentment this might cause.
A hearing aid can help maintain your independence. Your partner won’t have to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. And going out solo to socialize will also be easier. This means you’ll have adventures and stories that you can bring home to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
There are a thousand ways that hearing more could help make your partner’s life a little easier. Perhaps you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids let you hear the cook timer ring. Or maybe you hear your partner scuffle on the floor and ask if they’re okay. When you hear your partner grumbling under their breath, you have a chance to ask what’s bothering them.
These might sound small and perhaps even insignificant. But these little gestures, taken together, will demonstrate to your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They show you care. And that will make you a good partner. You will have a substantially easier time achieving this with hearing aids which will help you detect more discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
You may have a hard time hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has progressed so gradually you didn’t even notice. And let’s be truthful, those hushed sounds are part of the fun of romance. You will once more be able to experience the power of a whisper. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more powerful.
Helping Your Relationship
Every problem with your relationship won’t be fixed using a hearing aid, clearly. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have romance. The point here is that a hearing aid will make specific facets of your love life more pleasurable and more enriching.
So when hearing loss gets in the way of your connections, your relationships can become dicey and it can be tricky finding a cause. A hearing aid can return needed intimacy to your relationship so make an appointment right away.