You’ve seen the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing their mother’s voices for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. Sometimes, initially, the baby is resistant. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. They might cry before they smile with delight. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They are not sure what to expect. But finally, their hearing is restored and the world abruptly opens up. These videos can even cause tears of joy for people watching them.
But anybody can have this life-altering moment.
You’re not by yourself if you’re feeling apprehensive about getting hearing aids. You don’t have to be a child to feel a little careful about this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they use their hearing aid.
Music to your ears
You may not have even recognized it. It developed so gradually. You quit listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. At times, it is even aggravating. Turning it up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume you can hear. Sometimes, only specific notes of sound are impacted.
All musicians know that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the wonderful complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
When you use your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-missing notes. Once again, music comes to life. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that was lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you recall what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be. Rejuvenate your hearing and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Neglected hearing loss can place a considerable strain on relationships. People get aggravated. They tend to argue more. And the person with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
While others are talking and enjoying each other’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often separate themselves.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your significant other will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Learn to talk to each other again. Engage in long talks. 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.
Feeling safer in your home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was hurt and calling out to you, would you hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the phone ringing when an important call was coming in?
Do you stress 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 quite safe, hearing loss can make us feel quite uneasy. But you put yourself at ease and more thoroughly enjoy life when you use hearing aids. You’ll experience peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t realize 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. Hearing loss advances slowly in most instances. It’s possible that you have forgotten what hearing well is like.
You’ll be amazed when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll regret neglecting it this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Find out just what you’ve been missing by giving us a call for a hearing test.