When you think about hearing aids, intimacy most likely isn’t the first thing you think about. We understand. The advertising on these little devices is relatively straightforward. Love, on the other hand, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
But you may want to start looking at your hearing aid as an intimacy device due to the strong link between your hearing and your relationship. After all, when doctors, researchers, and hearing specialists discuss “social isolation due to hearing loss,” they’re also referencing isolation from your partner. That means it’s not just talking with the cashier at the grocery store that becomes more difficult, it’s also maintaining your most significant and intimate relationships.
Hearing loss doesn’t inevitably mean you can’t enjoy wonderful relationships and deep emotional bonds. But it will be necessary to make some practiced adaptations and take some special care. If you’ve been losing your hearing slowly and over time, you likely haven’t matured those extra skills, as a result, your relationships could suffer.
By the same token, something as simple as a hearing aid can quickly and easily enhance these important relationships and make true intimacy more possible. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive influence on your love life.
It’s well recognized that strong communication skills are at the root of a healthy relationship. Everyone will feel more appreciated and valued with good communication allowing stronger emotional connections and reducing arguments.
But the challenge becomes even more evident with hearing loss which can seriously hinder normal communication.
A hearing aid will help most quickly in the following ways:
- Your boosted energy levels will make it easier to communicate.Hearing loss can leave you depleted from struggling to communicate. With a hearing aid, chatting can be fun and energizing again.
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. Let’s be honest, it isn’t pillow talk if you have to yell. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet moments with hearing aids.
You won’t need to use your partner as a translator
Going out with friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. Likewise, you won’t have a very good time if you’re unable to hear anything that’s going on all night. It’s easy to understand how this arrangement could breed resentment.
A hearing aid can help protect your independence. You won’t rely on your partner to order for you at a restaurant or repeat what everyone is saying at a dinner party. And going out alone to socialize will also be easier. This means you’ll have stories and adventures that you can bring home to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs
Your partner’s life will be so much easier in so many ways if you can hear clearly. Maybe, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. Or maybe you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. When you hear your partner complaining under their breath, you have a chance to ask what’s the matter.
These might sound small and maybe even insignificant. But these little gestures, taken together, will show your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They show you care. And that will make you a quality partner. You will have a much easier time accomplishing this with hearing aids which will help you detect more discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you are dealing with hearing loss, especially when you haven’t detected your symptoms, it may be hard to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments. And let’s be honest, those quiet sounds are part of the fun of intimacy. A hearing aid will allow you to experience the power of a whisper again. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more profound.
Helping Your Relationship
To be certain, a hearing aid isn’t going to solve every problem with your relationship. And if you do have hearing loss, you can still have romance. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain facets of your love life more enjoyable and more enriching.
So when hearing loss blocks your connections, your relationships can become dicey and it can be difficult to find a cause. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.