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YouTube has some videos you really should look at. 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 his smile.

Videos similar to this one are numerous online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.

In some videos, the baby is reluctant at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. Sometimes, before they smile with delight, they cry. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.

They glow with happiness, but that life-changing moment can happen to anybody.

Does the idea of wearing hearing aids make you apprehensive? Many people feel like this too. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit cautious about this new experience.

Individuals of all ages can have the happiness and joy that hearing aids bring.

The Sound of Music

You might not even know. It happened so slowly. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be a lot more enjoyable. It was even grating in some cases. It got even worse when you cranked up the volume.

Hearing loss doesn’t just effect the volume you can hear. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not impacted.

Every musician knows that the notes blend together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move 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. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. The beauty of music is back in your life. You had lost that joy in your life, but now you have it back.

The Laughter of a Child

Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? Perhaps your hearing loss has caused you to forget this amazing experience.

Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.

The Beautiful Sounds of Nature

Have you forgotten that dozens of birds live in your backyard? There are hundreds if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’ve gone.

Except there not gone. These beautiful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing impairment.

When you wear your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.

Relationships Repaired

Untreated hearing loss can put enormous stress on relationships. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding resulting in more disagreements. Sometimes, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into isolation.

They frequently feel alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.

Are hobbies you once enjoyed less fun now so you’ve given them up?

The basic act of having your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with people you love, siblings, children, and friends.

Learn to speak with each other again. Have long talks. Return to spending time with your loved ones and taking part in activities you enjoy.

It’s time to think about hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.

Feeling Safer in Your Home

Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? If a loved one was injured and calling for help in another room, would you hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?

When you stroll around the neighborhood, are you sure that you’ll 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 relaxed and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.

You Might Not Realize What You’re Missing

Hearing loss advances gradually in most instances. You might have simply forgotten the joy of things you can’t hear anymore.

You’ll be shocked when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll wish you took care of it sooner. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it looked at. Schedule a hearing assessment and find out what you’ve been missing.

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