Intimacy isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about hearing aids. We get it. These tiny devices are usually presented in rather concrete terms. Less defined expressions like poetry, music, and art are more suited to the topic of love.
But you may want to start viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device due to the strong link between your hearing and your relationship. After all, the social isolation that comes from neglected hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as difficult as attempting to talk with the clerk at the supermarket.
Hearing loss doesn’t inevitably mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional bonds. It’s just that doing so takes special care and well-practiced adjustments. You most likely haven’t developed those skills if your hearing loss has progressed slowly and that could mean your relationships may suffer.
True intimacy, though, and enhanced personal relationships can come from something as basic as using a hearing aid. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive affect on your love life.
Obviously, healthy relationships call for good communication (though, it is sometimes harder to practice than it is to preach). Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with good communication permitting stronger emotional connections and reducing arguments.
But the difficulty becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can severely hinder normal communication.
A hearing aid will help most rapidly in the following ways:
- Your boosted stamina will make it simpler to communicate.Hearing loss can leave you exhausted from straining to communicate. With a hearing aid, chatting can be fun and energizing once again.
- You’ll catch more of those quieter, whispered moments. Let’s be truthful, it’s not pillow talk if you have to yell. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet experiences with hearing aids.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. But if you can’t hear what’s happening all night, that won’t be very fun either. It’s not difficult to imagine the type of resentment this could cause.
A hearing aid can help preserve your independence. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. And going out alone to socialize will also be easier. This means you’ll have stories and adventures that you can bring back to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs
Your partner’s life will be so much easier in so many ways if you’re able to hear more. Perhaps, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. Or maybe you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them grumble under their breath.
These may sound small and maybe even unimportant. But added together, these little gestures demonstrate your commitment and compassion. They show you care. And that will make you a good partner. A hearing aid makes that a lot easier to achieve because you’ll recognize those sometimes discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you suffer from hearing loss, particularly when you haven’t noticed your symptoms, it might be hard to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate occasions. And let’s be honest, those hushed sounds are part of the fun of romance. You will once more be able to enjoy the power of a whisper. Which means you’ll be capable of enjoying the closeness of your partnership in a more profound way.
Helping Your Relationship
Every issue with your relationship won’t be remedied using a hearing aid, obviously. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have romance. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain aspects of your love life more enjoyable and more enriching.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re trying to find a cause, it may be that your hearing loss is getting in the way of your connections. A hearing aid can bring back needed romance to your relationship so make an appointment right away.