Intimacy isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about hearing aids. We understand. These tiny 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 closely connected to the point where you might want to start thinking of your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, the social separation that comes from untreated hearing loss can also mean separation from your partner. This means it’s not just chatting 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. But it will be necessary to make some practiced adjustments and take some special care. You probably haven’t developed those skills if your hearing loss has advanced gradually and that could mean your relationships may suffer.
By the same token, something as basic as a hearing aid can quickly and easily enhance these significant relationships and make true intimacy easier. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive impact on your love life.
It’s well recognized that good communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Everyone will feel more appreciated and valued with good communication permitting stronger emotional connections and decreasing arguments.
But hearing loss can compound regular communication roadblocks in the process making a difficult task much harder.
A hearing aid will help most quickly in the following ways:
- You’ll have more energy for communication.Hearing loss can leave you exhausted from straining to communicate. Conversations can once again be fun and invigorating.
- The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it bluntly, there’s no shouting in pillow talk. A hearing aid will let you enjoy more of those quiet, hushed moments between you and your partner.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
If your partner has to repeat everything being said, it doesn’t make for a very romantic evening. Similarly, you won’t have much fun if you can’t hear anything that’s going on all night. It’s easy to see how this arrangement could cause resentment.
A hearing aid can help preserve your independence. You won’t depend on your partner to order for you at a restaurant or repeat what everyone is saying at a dinner party. In addition, it will be easier to continue going out and 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. Maybe you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids allow you to hear the cook timer sound. Or perhaps you hear your partner scuffle on the floor and ask if they’re okay. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them complain under their breath.
All of this might not sound like much of a big deal. But added together, these little gestures demonstrate your commitment and compassion. They demonstrate your level of care. And that will make you a good 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 suffer from hearing loss, particularly when you haven’t detected your symptoms, it might be tough to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate occasions. And let’s be honest, those quiet sounds are part of the fun of intimacy. 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
Every issue in your relationship won’t be remedied with a hearing aid, obviously. Nor is it impossible to experience romance with hearing loss. Hearing aids will make certain aspects of your love life more enjoyable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So when hearing loss gets in the way of your connections, your relationships can get dicey and it can be tricky finding a cause. A hearing aid can return needed romance to your relationship so schedule an appointment as soon as possible.