TikTok has some really amazing videos you’ve most likely seen. Babies hearing the voice of their mother for the first time after getting a hearing aid. Sometimes, initially, the baby is reluctant. They fight when the doctor tries to put the device in their ear. Before they smile with joy, they might cry a bit. They’re overwhelmed with a host of emotions. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is restored and the world suddenly opens up. These videos can even cause tears of joy for those watching them.
But anyone can have this life-changing moment.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. If you’re feeling relatively apprehensive about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
Let’s investigate how individuals of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
Maybe you didn’t even know. It advanced so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying anymore. It even annoys you sometimes. Turning it up makes it even worse.
It’s not simply volume that is effected by hearing loss. It affects how you hear different tones and notes.
Music is composed of notes of sound that unify and travel as waves that are then detected by your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the wonderful complexity of the notes.
When you wear your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-silent notes. Music once again comes to life! It was once a wonderful pleasure in your life and now you have it back.
A child’s laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughing sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be. Restore your ability to hear and rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren.
Relationships can be substantially strained by neglected hearing loss. People get frustrated. It can often lead to more arguing. It can even cause an individual with hearing loss to separate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are chatting and enjoying each other’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often isolate themselves.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as fun?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will revive your relationships with a partner, siblings, children, and friends.
Learn to talk to each other again. Have long conversations. Go back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
Feeling more secure in your home
Are you concerned that you could be missing important safety sounds? If a loved one was injured and yelling out to you, would you hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you positive that you’ll hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can cause us to feel unsafe in places where we should feel entirely safe. But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more comfortable, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is known as peace of mind.
Whatever you’re missing, you might not even know about it
Just like the babies who’ve never heard their mother’s voices, you may not know what you’re missing. Hearing loss advances gradually in most cases. It’s possible that you have forgotten what hearing well is like.
You’ll be amazed when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that advanced? Find out just what you’ve been missing by calling us for a hearing assessment.