Audiology Associates of North Florida - Tallahassee, FL


YouTube has some videos you really should check out. After being fitted with hearing aids, a 7-month-old baby hears his mother’s voice for the first time. The smile on his face is enough to bring tears to your eyes.

You can find numerous videos similar to this online. You feel like you’re part of that special moment that the child is sharing with their doctors and parents.

In some videos, the baby is hesitant at first. When the doctor tries to fit the hearing aids in the baby’s ears, they resist and fight. They might cry before they smile with joy. A range of emotions overtakes them. They’re not certain what’s going on. But then, with restored hearing, the world opens up for them.

This joy that they’re feeling can be a reality for anyone.

Are you feeling apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid? Many people feel this way too. You don’t need to be a child to be a bit wary of this new experience.

People of all ages can have the joy and happiness that hearing aids bring.

Music to Your Ears

You may not even know. It was a very gradual development. You quit listening to music. It just didn’t seem as pleasant anymore. It was even grating at times. It got even worse when you turned up the volume.

Hearing loss doesn’t just impact the volume you can hear. It effects how you hear different frequencies and tones.

Music is, as every musician recognizes, a beautiful 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’s just not the same.

But put your hearing aid on. All of a sudden you can hear those tones again. Music once again comes alive. It becomes a great pleasure in your life that you’d lost.

A Child’s Laughter

Is the sound of a child’s laughter something you can recall? If you’ve been hesitant to use your hearing aid, you may have forgotten how amazing this experience can be.

Rediscover these magical moments with your grandchildren by restoring your hearing.

The Beautiful Sounds of Nature

Remember all those birds in your yard? There are hundreds if you go to the park. You never knew how much you enjoyed their chirps until they were gone.

But the birds are still there. These joyful sounds of nature once tremendously enhanced your life, but now you can’t hear them because of your hearing loss.

But when you wear your hearing aids those beautiful sounds of nature return to enhance your life once more.

Restored Relationships

Neglected hearing loss can put enormous stress on relationships. It can cause a tremendous amount of frustration. They misunderstand. They tend to argue more. It can even cause somebody with hearing loss to seclude themselves, so they don’t feel like a burden.

They often feel all alone and disconnected from other’s conversations causing them to refrain from going out to dinner or other social events.

Have you quit hobbies because they’re not as satisfying?

Your relationship with friends and family will be renewed by the simple act of wearing hearing aids.

Learn to speak with each other again. Have long talks. Return to spending time with the ones you love and engaging in activities you enjoy.

If you’re missing this in your life, it’s time to reconsider that hearing aid.

Confidence That You’re Safe in Your Home

Does what you can’t hear make you feel stressed? Could you hear the voice of a hurt loved one yelling to you from the other room? Could you hear the doorbell, oven timer, or smoke alarm? Perhaps you would miss an essential phone call because you didn’t hear it ring.

What about oncoming traffic when you walk around the neighborhood, or a bicycle bell, or a pedestrian signal? Are you sure that you can hear these essential signals?

These “what ifs” can make us feel insecure in places where we should feel completely secure.

But you can feel more relaxed and enjoy life more when you wear your hearing aids. You’ll be more at peace.

You Most Likely Don’t Even Recognize How Much You’re Missing

Hearing loss progresses gradually in most instances. It’s possible that you don’t even remember how much you took pleasure in things before your hearing began to decline.

You’ll be amazed when you suddenly hear them again. You’ll regret letting it go this long. If you don’t believe your hearing loss is that severe, it’s time to get it checked. Schedule a hearing exam and discover what you’ve been missing.

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