Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being having hearing aids fitted. You may find yourself crying tears of joy when you see his smile.
You can find countless videos like this online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their physicians.
The baby doesn’t always like the idea of having hearing aids put in at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Sometimes, before they smile with joy, they cry. They are overtaken by a wide range of emotions. They don’t know what to expect. But then, with renewed hearing, the world opens up for them.
They glow with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling anxious about using a hearing aid? You’re not by yourself. People of every age can be a bit nervous about this.
Let’s explore how people of all ages might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You may not have even recognized the problem. It developed 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 pitches of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician knows, a beautiful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. It’s just not the same if you can’t hear the subtle complexity of the music.
But wait, now you put your new hearing aid in. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. The power of music is back in your life. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you recall the sound of a child’s laughter? If you’ve been unwilling to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Reestablish your hearing with hearing aids and rediscover those wonderful moments with your grandchildren.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Have you forgotten that lots of birds live in your yard? If you go to the park there will be hundreds. While some of their chirps are more pleasing than others, it’s something you might not acknowledge until they’re gone.
But the birds are still there. You just can’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you wear your hearing aids those delightful sounds of nature come back to enhance your life once more.
Relationships can be significantly stressed by untreated hearing loss. People become frustrated. There’s misunderstanding causing more arguments. Sometimes, in order to not feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once enjoyed less enjoyable now so you’ve given them up?
The simple 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 conversations. Get back to doing the things you enjoy and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Do you feel stressed about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was hurt and yelling for help in a different, would you hear them? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you couldn’t hear it ring.
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you sure that you will hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
There are places where we should feel totally safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more at ease and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Probably Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing
In the majority of cases, hearing loss develops slowly. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. If you don’t think your hearing loss is that bad, it’s time to get it looked at. Schedule a hearing assessment and find out what you’ve been missing.