When you imagine hearing aids, intimacy probably isn’t the first thing you consider. We understand. These little devices are usually presented in very concrete terms. Less defined expressions like poetry, music, and art are more suited to the topic of love.
And yet, the two are inextricably linked to the point where you may want to begin viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, when doctors, researchers, and hearing specialists discuss “social separation due to hearing loss,” they’re also referencing isolation from your partner. That means maintaining intimate relationships will be just as difficult as attempting to talk with the clerk at the store.
Hearing loss doesn’t inevitably mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional bonds. It’s just that doing so takes special care and well-practiced adjustments. If you’ve been losing your hearing gradually and over time, you likely haven’t matured those additional skills, as a result, your relationships could suffer.
True intimacy, though, and improved personal relationships can come from something as simple as wearing a hearing aid. Hearing aids can have a positive affect on your love life in the following ways.
It’s well known that good communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with strong communication allowing stronger emotional connections and minimizing arguments.
But hearing loss can compound normal communication hurdles in the process making a difficult task much more difficult.
A hearing aid will help most quickly in the following ways:
- Your boosted energy levels will make it easier to communicate.When you experience hearing loss, talking and listening can consume a lot of energy, leaving you feeling depleted. With a hearing aid, chatting can be fun and energizing once again.
- You’ll catch more of those quieter, whispered moments. Let’s be truthful, it’s not pillow talk if you have to yell. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet moments with hearing aids.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
If your partner needs to repeat everything people are saying, it doesn’t make for a really romantic night. But if you are unable to hear what’s happening all night, that won’t be very fun either. It’s easy to understand how this arrangement could lead to resentment.
A hearing aid can help maintain your independence. Your partner won’t have to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re at a dinner party. In addition, it will be easier to continue socializing on your own! This means you’ll have stories and adventures that you can bring back to your partner, enriching your relationship in the process.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
Your partner’s daily life will be a whole lot easier in so many ways if you’re able to hear more. Perhaps you jump up and help with dinner because your hearing aids allow you to hear the cook timer ring. Or perhaps you hear your partner scuffle on the floor and ask if they’re alright. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them complain under their breath.
These may sound small and maybe even unimportant. But these little gestures, taken together, will demonstrate to your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They show you care. And that’s what partners are should do! A hearing aid makes that much easier to accomplish because you’ll pick up on those sometimes discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you suffer from hearing loss, particularly when you haven’t noticed your symptoms, it may be tough to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic moments. And let’s be truthful, 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
Every issue with your relationship won’t be remedied using a hearing aid, clearly. And if you do have hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain aspects of your love life more enjoyable and more enriching.
So when hearing loss gets in the way of your connections, your relationships can become dicey and it can be difficult to find the reason. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could return welcome intimacy to your love life.