Intimacy isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about hearing aids. We understand. The advertising on these little devices is rather straightforward. Love, on the other hand, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
But you may want to start viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device because of the strong connection between your hearing and your relationship. After all, the social separation that comes from neglected hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means it’s not just talking with the cashier at the store that becomes more challenging, it’s also maintaining your most important and intimate relationships.
Hearing loss doesn’t inevitably mean you can’t enjoy wonderful relationships and deep emotional connections. It’s just that doing so takes particular care and well-practiced adaptations. If you’ve been losing your hearing gradually and over time, you probably haven’t developed those extra skills, as a result, your relationships could suffer.
True intimacy, though, and enhanced personal relationships can come from something as basic as using a hearing aid. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive impact on your love life.
It’s well known that good communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with strong communication allowing stronger emotional connections and reducing arguments.
But hearing loss can intensify regular communication hurdles in the process making a challenging task much harder.
Here’s how a hearing aid will be most beneficial:
- Your boosted stamina will make it easier to communicate.When you experience hearing loss, speaking and listening can take a lot of energy, leaving you feeling depleted. With a hearing aid, conversing can be fun and energizing once more.
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it bluntly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. A hearing aid will foster more of those quiet, hushed experiences between you and your partner.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everyone for your benefit. But if you are unable to hear what’s happening all night, that won’t be very fun either. It’s not hard to imagine the type of resentment this might cause.
Your independence can be protected by wearing hearing aids. Your partner won’t have to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. And going out solo to socialize will also be easier. This means you’ll have stories and adventures that you can bring home to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
Your partner’s daily life will be so much easier in so many ways if you can hear more. Perhaps you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids let you hear the cook timer sound. Or perhaps you hear your partner scuffle on the floor and ask if they’re okay. When you hear your partner grumbling under their breath, you have an opportunity to ask what’s the matter.
All of this might not sound like much of a big deal. But added together, these little gestures show your commitment and compassion. They show you care. And that’s what partners are should do! You will have a substantially easier time accomplishing this with hearing aids which will help you detect more subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
You might have a difficult time hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has developed so slowly you didn’t even detect it. And let’s be truthful, those quiet sounds are part of the fun of romance. A hearing aid will let you experience the power of a whisper again. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more powerful.
Helping Your Relationship
To be certain, a hearing aid isn’t going to solve every issue in your relationship. And if you do have hearing loss, you can still have romance. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain aspects of your love life more enjoyable and more enriching.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re struggling to find a cause, it may be that your hearing loss is inhibiting your connections. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.