TikTok has some really awesome videos you’ve probably seen. Babies hearing their mother’s voices for the first time after getting a hearing aid. In some videos, the baby is hesitant initially. They struggle when the doctor attempts to place the device in their ear. They could cry before they smile with delight. A variety of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But finally, their hearing is restored and the world suddenly opens up. The laughter and the smiles are enough to cause you to erupt into tears of joy!
But anyone can have this life-changing moment.
You’re not alone if you’re feeling anxious about getting hearing aids. If you’re feeling somewhat anxious about this process it doesn’t indicate that you’re a baby.
Let’s investigate how individuals of all ages may cry tears of joy when they use their hearing aid.
The sweet sound of music
You may not have even recognized it. It developed so gradually. You stopped listening to music. It just doesn’t seem as satisfying as it once did. It even annoys you at times. And the louder it gets the more grating it gets.
It isn’t just volume that is impacted by hearing loss. In some cases, only certain frequencies of sound are impacted.
Music is composed of notes of sound that mix 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.
Those notes that were once lost in music will be appreciated once more when you use hearing aids. Once more, music comes to life. It becomes a great joy in your life that you’ve lost.
The laughter of a child
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? You may have forgotten this beautiful sound experience if you have chosen not to wear your hearing aids. Rediscover these captivating moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Neglected hearing loss can put a considerable strain on relationships. People get aggravated. They often argue more. And the individual with hearing loss will often feel like a burden causing them to isolate themselves.
While others are chatting and enjoying each other’s company, the person with hearing loss will feel disconnected and will frequently isolate themselves.
Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as fun?
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 speak with one another again. Engage in long talks. Do all of the things you love with the people you love.
If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reassess that hearing aid.
You feel safer at home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? If a loved one was injured and yelling out to you, would you hear them? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke detector? Would you miss the ringing of the phone when an important call was coming in?
Do you stress that you won’t be able to hear oncoming traffic or pedestrian signals when out for a walk?
These “what if’s” can make us feel insecure in places where we should feel perfectly comfortable. 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 may not even know what you’re missing, much like the babies who hear their mother’s voice for the first time. Hearing loss advances slowly in most instances. It’s possible that you’ve forgotten what hearing well is like.
You’ll be surprised when, suddenly, you can hear again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t that bad? Find out exactly what you’ve been missing by calling us for a hearing exam.