Have you seen the videos on YouTube? 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 the smile on his face.
You can find countless videos like this online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of having hearing aids put in initially. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. They may cry before they smile with joy. A wide range of emotions overwhelms them. They’re not sure what’s going on. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you apprehensive? Many people feel this way too. You don’t need to be a child to be a little wary of this new experience.
Let’s investigate how people of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You might not even recognize the problem. It developed so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. Sometimes, it was even grating. Turning the volume up made it even worse.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. It impacts how you hear different pitches and tones.
Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to create the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the spectacular complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But put your hearing aid on. All of a sudden you can hear those once silent tones. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a fantastic pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been unwilling to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by recovering your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not appreciate until they’re gone.
But the birds are still there. These joyful sounds of nature once greatly enhanced your life, but now you don’t hear them because of your hearing loss.
When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be substantially strained by untreated hearing loss. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding causing more arguments. Frequently, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to avoid going out to dinner or other social activities.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
The basic act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to speaking with each other again. Talk for hours. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? Could you hear the voice of a hurt family member yelling to you from another room? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Maybe you would miss an important phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you sure that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel completely safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Might Not Know What You’re Missing
Hearing loss advances gradually in most instances. You may have simply forgotten the pleasure of things you no longer hear.
You’ll be surprised when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it checked out. Schedule a hearing test and discover what you’ve been missing.