You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing their mother’s voices for the first time after getting a hearing aid. In some of these videos, the baby is hesitant initially. They fight when the doctor tries to put the device in their ear. Before they smile with joy, they might cry a bit. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is revived and the world suddenly opens up. The smiles and the laughter are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But anybody can have this life-altering moment.
You’re not alone if you’re feeling anxious about getting hearing aids. If you’re feeling relatively anxious about this process it doesn’t indicate that you’re a baby.
When people 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 progressed so slowly. You quit listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. At times, it is even grating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume of sound. In some cases, only certain notes of sound are impacted.
Music is composed of notes of sound that mix and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. If you can’t hear the splendid complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
Those tones that were once lost in music will be appreciated once more when you get hearing aids. Once again, music comes alive. It becomes a wonderful joy 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 use your hearing aids. Restore your hearing and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Relationships can be significantly strained by neglected hearing loss. People get irritated. They often argue more. And the person with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
They might avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel secluded and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you abandoned hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your significant other will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Learn to talk to each other again. Have long conversations. Go back to doing the things you love and spending time with people you love.
It’s time to think about hearing aids if you’re missing these things in your life.
Feeling more secure in your home
Do you feel anxious about what you’re unable to hear? If a loved one was injured and yelling out to you, would you hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, would you be able to hear them? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
Do you stress that you won’t hear approaching traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
When we are in places where we should feel quite safe, hearing loss can cause us to feel quite uneasy. But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more confident, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is called peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t know how much you’re missing
Much like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you might not realize what you’re missing. In most instances, hearing loss is a slow progressive process. You may simply forget the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be amazed when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that advanced? Contact us today to schedule a hearing exam and see what you’ve been missing.