You’ve seen 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 place the hearing aid in their ears, they put up a fight. They might cry before they smile with delight. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They are not sure what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them. These videos can even cause joyful tears for people watching them.
But anyone can have this life-altering moment.
If you’re feeling concerned about using a hearing aid, you’re not by yourself. If you’re feeling rather apprehensive about this process it doesn’t mean you’re a baby.
Let’s investigate how people of all ages may cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to your ears
You may not have even recognized it. It occurred so gradually. You don’t take pleasure in music like you once did. It just doesn’t seem as enjoyable as it once did. It even annoys you sometimes. Turning the volume up makes it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume of sound. In some cases, only certain frequencies of sound are effected.
Music is composed of notes of sound that mix together and travel as waves that are then picked up by your ears. Music just isn’t the same if you can’t hear the amazing complexity of the notes.
Those tones that were once missing in music will be appreciated once again when you use hearing aids. Once again, music comes to life. It becomes a wonderful pleasure in your life that was lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughing sounds like? If you’ve been reluctant to wear your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be. Rediscover these captivating moments with your grandkids by rejuvenating your hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can place a significant strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They tend to argue more. 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 individual with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently separate themselves.
Hobbies less enjoyable so you’ve given many of them up?
Your relationships with your children, friends, and your significant other will have new life breathed into them when you get your hearing back.
Learn to talk to one another again. Engage in long conversations. Do all of the things you enjoy with the people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
You feel more secure at home
Are you stressed that you could be missing important safety sounds? If a loved one was hurt and yelling out to you, would you hear them? If the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector sounded, could you hear them? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
When you walk through the neighborhood, are you sure that you’ll hear approaching traffic, pedestrian signals, or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel perfectly confident. But when you use your hearing aid, you can be more comfortable, and enjoy life to its fullest. You’ll find peace of mind.
It’s likely you don’t recognize how much you’re missing
You might not even know what you’re missing, just like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. Hearing loss progresses gradually in most situations. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
You’ll be amazed when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll wish you addressed it sooner. Think you might have some level of hearing loss? Find out exactly what you’ve been missing by calling us for a hearing exam.