You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. In some videos, the baby is uncertain at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. Before they smile with delight, they might cry a bit. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re anxious about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is revived and the world abruptly opens up. These videos can even cause joyful tears for people watching them.
But this life-changing moment could happen for anybody.
If you’re feeling concerned about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not alone. If you’re feeling rather apprehensive about this process it doesn’t indicate that you’re a baby.
When individuals of any age experience hearing aids they might cry tears of joy, let’s discover why.
The sweet sound of music
Perhaps you didn’t even realize. It developed so slowly. You don’t take pleasure in music like you once did. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying as it once did. At times, it is even aggravating. And the louder it gets the more grating it gets.
It isn’t just volume that is impacted by hearing loss. Sometimes, only specific frequencies of sound are impacted.
Every musician knows that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the fantastic complexity of the notes.
Those notes that were once missing in music will be appreciated once more when you get hearing aids. Music once more comes to life! It becomes a great pleasure in your life that was lost.
A child’s laughter
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been reluctant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be. Restore your ability to hear and rediscover these enchanting moments with your grandkids.
Relationships can be significantly strained by disregarded hearing loss. People get irritated. It can often lead to more arguing. And the individual with hearing loss will frequently 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 have a conversation.
Hobbies less satisfying so you’ve given many of them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with a significant other, siblings, kids, and friends.
Restore your ability to talk to each other. Talk long into the night. Do all of the things you enjoy with the people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
You feel safer at home
Do you feel anxious about what you’re unable to hear? If a loved one was injured and calling out to you, would you be able to hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
Do you worry that you won’t hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
These “what if’s” can cause us to feel unsafe in places where we should feel completely safe. But you put yourself at ease and more completely enjoy life when you use hearing aids. This is known as 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 may not know what you’re missing. Hearing loss advances slowly in most cases. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be surprised. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think you might have some degree of hearing loss? Give us a call today to schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.