When you imagine hearing aids, intimacy most likely isn’t the first thing you think about. We get it. These tiny devices are usually advertised in very concrete terms. Love, on the other hand, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
And yet, the two are closely linked to the point where you might want to start viewing 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 isn’t just talking with the cashier at the store that becomes more challenging, it’s also maintaining your most significant and intimate relationships.
Hearing loss doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t enjoy beautiful relationships and deep emotional connections. It’s just that doing so takes particular care and well-practiced adjustments. If you’ve been losing your hearing gradually and over time, you probably haven’t developed those extra skills, as a result, your relationships could suffer.
True intimacy, though, and improved personal relationships can come from something as simple as using a hearing aid. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive affect on your love life.
It’s well recognized that strong communication skills are at the root of a healthy relationship. Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with strong communication allowing stronger emotional connections and minimizing arguments.
But the difficulty becomes even more evident with hearing loss which can seriously impede normal communication.
Here’s how a hearing aid will be most useful:
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. Let’s be truthful, it’s not pillow talk if you have to shout. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet moments with hearing aids.
- You’ll have more vitality for communication.Hearing loss can leave you fatigued from straining to communicate. With a hearing aid, chatting can be fun and energizing once again.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that much fun when your partner spends most of their time repeating everyone for your benefit. But if you can’t hear what’s going on all night, that won’t be very fun either. It’s easy to understand how this arrangement could lead to resentment.
Your independence can be maintained by using hearing aids. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. In addition, it will be easier to continue going out and socializing on your own! You will be able to enrich your relationship by bringing back stories and adventures to share.
Your partner’s needs will be more accessible to you
Your partner’s daily life will be so much easier in so many ways if you’re able to hear clearly. Maybe you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids let you hear the cook timer ring. Or maybe you hear your partner stumble on the floor and ask if they’re okay. You will have the opportunity to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them grumble under their breath.
These may sound small and maybe even insignificant. But these little gestures, taken together, will demonstrate to your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They demonstrate your level of care. And that will make you a quality partner. A hearing aid makes that a lot easier to achieve because you’ll recognize those sometimes discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
You might have a hard time hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments when you have hearing loss, particularly if it has progressed so slowly you didn’t even notice. And part of the pleasure of being romantic, let’s be honest, is those discreet, hushed moments. You will once more be able to experience the power of a whisper. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more powerful.
Helping Your Relationship
To be certain, a hearing aid won’t mend every problem in your relationship. And if you do suffer from hearing loss, you can still have romance. Hearing aids will make certain aspects of your love life more pleasurable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So when hearing loss blocks your connections, your relationships can get 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.