Have you seen the videos on YouTube? A 7-month old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid. The smile on his face is enough to bring you tears of joy.
You can find countless videos like this online. You can share that special moment with the child, the parents and doctors.
In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. They fight when the doctor tries to place the device on their ear. They may cry before they smile with delight. A range of emotions overtakes them. They don’t know what to expect. But in the end, with restored hearing, the world suddenly opens up for them.
They beam with joy, but that life-changing moment can happen to anyone.
Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? You’re not alone. You don’t have to be a child to be a little wary of this new experience.
Let’s explore how people of any age may 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 stopped listening to music. It just didn’t seem as enjoyable anymore. Sometimes it was even grating. Turning it up made it even worse.
Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It impacts how you hear different pitches and notes.
Every musician knows that the notes flow together to make a unified sound that resonates as waves move into your ears. If you can’t hear the magnificent complexity in music, it’s just not the same.
But put on your hearing aid. Suddenly you can hear those once silent tones. Music again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.
A Child’s Laughter
Do you remember what a child’s laughter sounds like? If you’ve been reluctant to wear your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how beautiful this experience can be.
Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.
Where Did All the Birds Come From?
Have you forgotten that hundreds of birds live in your yard? There are thousands if you walk in the park. While some of their chirps are more pleasant than others, it’s something you may not appreciate until they’re gone.
Except they haven’t gone. You just can hear these joyful melodies that so enhance your life.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you again delight in the merriment of our bird friends.
Untreated hearing loss can put a significant strain on relationships. People get frustrated. They misunderstand. They tend to argue more. It can even cause a person with hearing loss to isolate themselves so they don’t feel like a burden.
They may avoid social clubs or dinner out because they feel alone and disconnected while others have a conversation.
Have you given up hobbies because they’re not as enjoyable?
The simple act of getting your hearing back will breathe new life into your relationships with a significant other, siblings, children and friends.
Learn to speak with each other again. Have long conversations. Get back to doing the things you love and being with people you love.
If you miss this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.
Feeling Safer in Your Home
Do you feel anxious about what you can’t hear? Would you hear the voice of a hurt loved one calling you from the other room? Would you hear the doorbell, oven timer or smoke alarm? Would you miss an important phone call because you didn’t even hear it ring?
When you stroll through the neighborhood, are you confident that you hear oncoming traffic, pedestrian signals or a bicycle bell?
These “what if’s” can make us feel unsafe in places where we should feel completely comfortable.
But when you wear your hearing aid, you can be more at ease. Enjoy life to its fullest. Experience peace of mind.
You May Not Know What You’re Missing
Just like the babies who’ve never heard their mothers’ voices, you may not know what you’re missing. Hearing loss progresses slowly in most cases. You may simply forget the joy of things you no longer hear.
When you suddenly hear them again, you’ll be amazed. You’ll regret letting it go this long. Think your hearing loss isn’t this bad? Get it checked out. Schedule a hearing test with an audiologist and find out what you’ve been missing.