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 having hearing aids fitted. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find numerous videos like this online. You feel like you’re part of that wonderful event that the child is sharing with their parents and doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is reluctant at first. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. They might cry before they smile with joy. A range of emotions overwhelms them. They’re not sure what’s going on. But ultimately, with restored hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
They glow with joy, but that life-changing event can happen to anybody.
Does the idea of using hearing aids make you apprehensive? You’re not by yourself. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.
People of any age can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.
The Sound of Music
You might not even know. It happened so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. At times, it was even grating. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact 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 go into your ears. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. Now, those notes which were once silent can be vibrantly heard. Music again comes alive. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it back.
The Laughter of a Child
Do you recall 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.
Where Did All The Birds go?
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your yard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
Except they haven’t gone. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you wear your hearing aids, you once again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Untreated hearing loss can put substantial stress on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more arguments. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to isolate themselves, so they don’t feel as if they are a burden.
They might steer clear of social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Learn to speak with each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel nervous about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was hurt and calling for help in a different, would you be able to hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm…would you be able to hear them? Would you miss an important call because you didn’t hear it ring?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you certain that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what ifs” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel totally comfortable.
But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more at ease, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll experience peace of mind.
You May Not Realize What You’re Missing
Hearing loss progresses gradually in most cases. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it looked at. Schedule a hearing test and find out what you’ve been missing.