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. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find countless videos similar to this online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of getting hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. They may cry before they smile with delight. They are overtaken by a wide range of emotions. They’re not sure what’s happening. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about wearing a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. People of every age can be a little nervous about this.
Let’s investigate how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not have even recognized the issues. It was a very gradual development. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. It was even grating at times. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not 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 recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put on your hearing aid. Now, those tones which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. The power of music is back in your life. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it again.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this wonderful experience.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds aren’t gone. You just can’t hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you put in your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.
Neglected hearing impairment can put enormous strain on relationships. People get frustrated. There’s misunderstanding causing more disagreements. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They might steer clear of social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they aren’t as enjoyable?
Your relationship with friends and family will be revitalized by the simple act of wearing hearing aids.
Learn to talk to each other again. Have long talks. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? Could you hear the voice of a hurt loved one yelling to you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important call because you didn’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 important signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should feel totally secure.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more relaxed, and enjoy life to its utmost. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances slowly in most cases. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Schedule a hearing assessment and discover what you’ve been missing.