YouTube has some videos you really should look at. A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. You might find yourself crying tears of joy when you see the smile on his face.
Videos like this one are countless online. You can share that wonderful moment with the child, the parents, and their doctors.
In a few videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor attempts to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they initially resist. Occasionally, before they smile with delight, they cry. They are overwhelmed by a range of emotions. They’re not certain what’s happening. But ultimately, with revived hearing, the world immediately opens up for them.
This joy that they’re experiencing can be a reality for anyone.
Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? Many people feel like this too. You don’t need to be a child to be a little cautious about this new experience.
Let’s investigate how people of any age might cry tears of joy when they wear their hearing aid.
Music to Your Ears
You may not have even noticed. It happened so slowly. You quit listening to music. It seems like it used to be so much more enjoyable. Sometimes, it was even grating. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.
The volume you hear is not the only thing that is effected by hearing loss. Some wavelengths of sound are lost while others are not impacted.
Music is, as every musician knows, a wonderful blend of sound frequencies that meld together to produce the sound that we hear as…., well, music. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity of music, it just isn’t the same.
But put your hearing aid on. Suddenly you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. You had lost that pleasure in your life, but now you have it back.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you might have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.
Rediscover these wonderful moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
The Beautiful Sounds of Nature
Remember all those birds out in your yard? If you go for a walk in the park there will be hundreds. You never realized how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.
But the birds are still there. You just don’t hear these beautiful melodies that so enhance your life.
When you use your hearing aids, you again delight in the merriment of our feathered friends.
Relationships can be significantly stressed by neglected hearing loss. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. They misunderstand. They often argue more. Sometimes, so they don’t feel like a burden, people with hearing loss will go into seclusion.
They might avoid social clubs or going out to dinner because they feel all alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Are hobbies you once loved less fun now so you’ve given them up?
The basic act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with loved ones, siblings, children, and friends.
Get accustomed to talking to each other again. Talk for hours. Return to spending time with the ones you love and partaking in activities you enjoy.
It’s time to consider hearing aids particularly if you miss these things.
Assurance That You’re Safe in Your House
Does what you can’t hear make you feel nervous? Would you hear the voice of an injured family member yelling to you from another room? A doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector…could you hear them? Maybe you would miss an essential phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.
What about oncoming traffic when you walk through the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you certain that you can hear these important signals?
There are places where we should feel perfectly safe but because of these “what ifs” we don’t.
But you can feel more comfortable and enjoy life more when you use your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.
You Most Likely Don’t Even Know How Much You’re Missing
In most cases, hearing loss progresses gradually. It’s possible that you don’t even recall how much you enjoyed things before your hearing began to decline.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be astonished. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Get it looked at. Schedule a hearing exam and find out what you’ve been missing.