YouTube has some videos you really should look at. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. 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.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in initially. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you apprehensive? You’re not alone. You don’t have to be a child to be a little wary of this new experience.
People of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
Music to Your Ears
You might not have even noticed. It was a very gradual development. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. In some cases, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing impairment doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some pitches of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician knows, 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 spectacular complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But wait, now you put in your new hearing aids. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
A Child’s Laughter
Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can remember? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. You never recognized how much you liked their chirps until they were 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 significantly stressed by neglected hearing loss. It can cause a great deal of frustration. They misunderstand. They tend to argue more. Frequently, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.
They often feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social activities.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to speaking with each other again. Have long talks. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? Would you hear the voice of an injured family member calling you from the other room? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Perhaps you would miss a crucial phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you sure that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel insecure in places where we should feel totally comfortable.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You May Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances gradually in most cases. You might have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be surprised 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 test.