Have you viewed the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
Videos like this one are numerous online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
In a few videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Occasionally, before they smile with delight, they cry. They are overwhelmed by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anybody.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? 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 joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even recognize the problem. It developed so slowly. You don’t listen to music anymore. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. Sometimes, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
The volume you hear isn’t the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the sublime complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’re gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.
But when you put in your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once again.
Untreated hearing impairment can put enormous stress on relationships. People get frustrated. They do not understand. They often argue more. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They might steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
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. Have long conversations. Return to spending time with the ones you love and partaking in activities you enjoy.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt family member calling you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Perhaps you would miss a crucial phone call because you couldn’t 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 completely secure.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll have peace of mind.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
In the majority of cases, hearing loss develops gradually. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing started to decline.
You’ll be amazed when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Call us to schedule a hearing exam.