You’ve watched the videos on TikTok. Babies hearing their mother’s voices for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. In some of these videos, the baby is uncertain at first. When the doctor tries to put the hearing aid in their ears, they fight against it. Before they smile with joy, they may cry a bit. A range of emotions envelopes them. They’re apprehensive about what to expect. But finally, their hearing is restored and the world suddenly opens up. These videos can even cause joyful tears for people watching them.
But this life-changing event could happen for anybody.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. You don’t have to be a baby to feel a bit wary of this new experience.
Let’s investigate how individuals of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
Maybe you didn’t even know. It developed so gradually. You stopped listening to music. You’re just not that into it anymore. Sometimes, it is even aggravating. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
It isn’t just volume that is effected by hearing loss. Sometimes, only certain frequencies of sound are effected.
Music is made of notes of sound that mix together and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. If you can’t hear the wonderful complexity of music, it’s just not the same.
When you use your hearing aid, all of a sudden you can hear those once-silent notes. Music once again comes to life! It was once a great pleasure in your life and now you’ve got it back.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughing sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be. Restore your hearing and rediscover these enchanting moments with your grandkids.
Relationships can be significantly strained by untreated hearing loss. People get aggravated. It can frequently bring about more arguing. And the individual with hearing loss will frequently feel like a burden causing them to seclude themselves.
While others are chatting and enjoying one another’s company, the person with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will often separate themselves.
Hobbies less pleasurable so you’ve given many of them up?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with a partner, siblings, kids, and friends.
Learn to talk to one another again. Have long talks. Do all of the things you enjoy with the people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
You feel more secure at home
Are you concerned that you could be missing significant safety sounds? If a loved one was injured and yelling out to you, would you hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm sounded, would you be able to hear them? Could you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ringing?
Do you worry that you won’t hear approaching traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
When we are in places where we should feel quite secure, hearing loss can cause us to feel quite uneasy. But you put yourself at ease and more completely enjoy life when you get hearing aids. 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 slow progressive process. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
You’ll be blown away when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think you might have some level of hearing loss? Contact us today to schedule a hearing test and discover what you’ve been missing.