You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies, after they just get hearing aids, hearing their mother’s voice for the first time. In some videos, the baby is uncertain initially. They fight when the doctor tries to put the device in their ear. Before they smile with joy, they may cry a bit. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is restored and the world abruptly opens up. These videos can even cause joyful tears for people watching them.
But this life-changing moment could occur for anybody.
If you’re feeling concerned about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. If you’re feeling relatively apprehensive about this process it doesn’t indicate that you’re a baby.
When individuals of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
Music to your ears
You might not have even noticed it. It developed so gradually. You quit listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. Turning it up makes it even worse.
It isn’t just volume that is effected by hearing loss. It affects how you hear different tones and notes.
Music is made of notes of sound that mix and travel as waves that are then detected by your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you are unable to hear the wonderful complexity of the notes.
Those notes that were once missing in music will be appreciated once more when you use hearing aids. Music once more comes to life! It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that you’ve lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you recollect the sound of a child laughing? You might have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you have chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rediscover these magical moments with your grandkids by rejuvenating your hearing.
Relationships can be significantly strained by untreated hearing loss. People get irritated. They often argue more. And the person with hearing loss will often feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel secluded and disconnected while others are chatting.
Hobbies less satisfying so you’ve given many of them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will revive your relationships with a significant other, brothers and sisters, children, and friends.
Regain your ability to speak with each other. Converse long into the night. Do all of the things you love with the people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
You feel safer at home
Are you stressed that you may be missing essential safety sounds? If a loved one was injured and yelling out to you, would you hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, could you hear them? Could you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ringing?
Do you worry that you won’t be able to hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a stroll?
When we are in places where we should feel very safe, hearing loss can cause us to feel quite anxious. But you put yourself at ease and more thoroughly enjoy life when you get hearing aids. This is called peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you may not even know about it
Much like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you might not appreciate what you’re missing. Hearing loss progresses gradually in most situations. You might simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be surprised when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that advanced? Give us a call today to schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.