YouTube has some videos you really should check out. After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. His smile is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
Videos similar to this one are countless online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always take to the idea of having hearing aids put in initially. They fight when the doctor tries to place the device on their ear. They may cry before they smile with delight. They are overtaken by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling apprehensive about using a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
People of any age can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You may not have even recognized the problem. It developed so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as fun anymore. It was even grating in some cases. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. Some pitches of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Every musician knows that the notes flow together to make an integrated sound that resonates as waves go into your ears. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But put your hearing aid on. Now, those notes which were once muted can be vibrantly heard. Music again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Restore your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? 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 delightful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Neglected hearing loss can put enormous stress on relationships. People get frustrated. They misunderstand. They often argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They frequently feel all alone and disconnected from other’s discussions causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social events.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
The simple act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Get used to talking to each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your Home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Could you hear the voice of a hurt family member yelling to you from the other room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Perhaps you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you stroll around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these essential signals?
These “what ifs” can make us feel vulnerable in places where we should feel totally secure.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing started to decline.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Call us to schedule a hearing test.