YouTube has some videos you really should check out. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. His smile is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find lots of videos like this online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor attempts to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. They may cry before they smile with delight. They are overtaken by a range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This happiness that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. You don’t have to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
Let’s investigate how individuals of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The Sound of Music
You may not have even recognized the problem. It was a very gradual development. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. Sometimes, it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some pitches of sound are lost while others are not effected.
Every musician is aware that the notes blend together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But put your hearing aid on. Now, those tones which were once silent 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.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember the sound of a child’s laughter? Maybe your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those magic moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’re gone.
Except there not gone. You just can’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you use your hearing aids those wonderful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once again.
Untreated hearing loss can put substantial strain on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. There’s misunderstanding leading to more arguments. It can even cause someone with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
They might avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less fun now so you’ve given them up?
Your relationship with family and friends will be revitalized by the simple act of using hearing aids.
Learn to speak with each other again. Talk for hours. Go back to spending time with the ones you love and engaging in activities you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel anxious? Could you hear the voice of an injured family member yelling to you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Maybe 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?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll have peace of mind.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
In most instances, hearing loss develops gradually. You may have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing exam and find out what you’ve been missing.