When you think about hearing aids, intimacy probably isn’t the first thing you consider. We get it. These tiny devices are normally presented in very concrete terms. Less defined expressions such as 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 start thinking of your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, the social separation that comes from neglected hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. Which means it’s not just talking with the cashier at the grocery store that becomes more challenging, 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 connections. But it will be necessary to make some practiced adjustments and take some special care. If you’ve been losing your hearing gradually and over time, you probably haven’t developed those extra skills, subsequently, your relationships could suffer.
True intimacy, though, and enhanced personal relationships can come from something as basic as wearing a hearing aid. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive impact 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 permitting stronger emotional connections and reducing arguments.
But the difficulty becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can significantly interfere with normal communication.
Here’s how a hearing aid will be most beneficial:
- Your boosted energy levels will make it easier to communicate.Hearing loss can leave you exhausted from struggling to communicate. With a hearing aid, conversing can be fun and energizing once again.
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it bluntly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. 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 being said, it doesn’t make for a really romantic night. But if you can’t hear what’s happening all night, that won’t be very enjoyable either. It’s not difficult to imagine the type of resentment this might cause.
Your independence can be maintained by wearing hearing aids. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re at a dinner party. Additionally, it will be easier to continue socializing on your own! You will be able to enrich your relationship by bringing back stories and adventures to share.
You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs
There are many ways that hearing more could help make your partner’s life a bit easier. Maybe, thanks to your hearing aids, you hear the timer go off and come in to help with dinner. Or perhaps you ask your partner if they need help when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them grumble under their breath.
These may sound small and maybe even unimportant. But added up, these little gestures demonstrate your commitment and compassion. They demonstrate your level of care. And that’s what partners are should do! A hearing aid makes that a lot easier to accomplish because you’ll pick up on those sometimes subtle audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
You may have a difficult time hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has progressed so gradually you didn’t even detect it. And part of the fun of being romantic, let’s be honest, is those discreet, hushed moments. You will once more be able to enjoy the power of a whisper. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more profound.
Helping Your Relationship
Every issue with your relationship won’t be solved using a hearing aid, clearly. Nor is it impossible to experience intimacy with hearing loss. The point here is that a hearing aid will make certain elements 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 the reason. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.