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. In some videos, the baby is uncertain at first. They fight when the doctor attempts to place the device in their ear. They could cry before they smile with delight. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They are not sure what to expect. But in the end, with revived hearing, the world abruptly opens up for them. The laughter and the smiles are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But this life-changing event could happen for anybody.
If you’re feeling anxious 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.
When people of any age experience hearing aids they may cry tears of joy, let’s explore why.
Music to your ears
You might not have even recognized it. It progressed so gradually. You don’t appreciate music like you used to. It just doesn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. And the higher the volume the more annoying it becomes.
Hearing loss doesn’t only impact the volume you can hear. It affects how you hear different tones and notes.
All musicians know that the notes work together to make a single sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the splendid complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
When you use your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-silent notes. Once more, music comes alive. It was once a wonderful pleasure in your life and now you have it back.
The laughter of a child
Do you recall the sound of a child laughing? If you’ve been reluctant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be. Rejuvenate your ability to hear and rediscover these enchanting moments with your grandkids.
Neglected hearing loss can put a considerable strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They tend to argue more. It can even cause an individual with hearing loss to separate themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.
While others are talking and enjoying each other’s company, the individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently separate themselves.
Hobbies less satisfying so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your kids, friends, and your significant other will be revived when you get your hearing back.
Restore your ability to talk to each other. Converse long into the night. Get back to doing the things you love and spending time with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling more secure in your home
Do you feel anxious about what you’re unable to hear? If a loved one was injured and calling out to you, would you be able to hear them? Would you be able to hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
Do you worry that you won’t hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
When we are in places where we should feel very secure, hearing loss can make us feel quite anxious. But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more comfortable, and enjoy life to its fullest. This is called peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t realize how much you’re missing
You might not even know what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. In most cases, hearing loss is a gradual progressive process. You might simply forget the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you can suddenly hear again, you’ll be surprised. You’ll wish you dealt with it sooner. Think you may have some level of hearing loss? Call us today to schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.