When you think about hearing aids, intimacy probably isn’t the first thing you consider. We understand. These little devices are normally advertised in very concrete terms. Love, conversely, is something better suited for music, poetry, and art.
And yet, the two are closely 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 separation from your partner. That means it isn’t just chatting 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 adaptations and take some special care. You most likely haven’t developed those skills if your hearing loss has progressed gradually and that could mean your relationships might suffer.
True intimacy, though, and enhanced personal relationships can come from something as simple as wearing a hearing aid. Hearing aids can have a positive impact on your love life in the following ways.
It’s well recognized that good communication skills are at the root of a healthy relationship. Everybody will feel more appreciated and valued with good communication allowing stronger emotional connections and decreasing arguments.
But hearing loss can intensify regular communication obstacles in the process making a challenging task much more difficult.
A hearing aid will help most rapidly in the following ways:
- You’ll catch more of those softer, whispered moments. Let’s be truthful, it isn’t pillow talk if you have to yell. A hearing aid will let you enjoy more of those quiet, hushed moments between you and your partner.
- 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 again.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
If your partner has to repeat everything people are saying, it doesn’t make for a very romantic night. But if you can’t hear what’s going on all night, that won’t be very enjoyable either. It’s easy to understand how this arrangement could cause resentment.
Your independence can be protected by wearing hearing aids. You won’t depend on your partner to order for you at a restaurant or repeat what everyone is saying at a dinner party. Additionally, 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
There are many ways that hearing more might help make your partner’s life a bit easier. Maybe, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. Or maybe you ask your partner if they need help when you hear them stumble on the floor. When you hear your partner complaining under their breath, you have a chance to ask what’s the matter.
These might 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’s what partners are should do! A hearing aid makes that much easier to achieve because you’ll recognize those sometimes discreet audio cues.
You won’t miss the power of a whisper
When you are dealing with hearing loss, especially when you haven’t detected your symptoms, it may be tough to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments. And let’s be truthful, those quiet sounds are part of the fun of intimacy. A hearing aid will allow you to enjoy the power of a whisper again. Which means you’ll be capable of enjoying the closeness of your partnership in a more powerful way.
Helping Your Relationship
Every issue in your relationship won’t be fixed using a hearing aid, obviously. And if you do have hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. The point here is that a hearing aid will make specific aspects of your love life more enjoyable and more enriching.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re trying to find a cause, it might be that your hearing loss is getting in the way of your connections. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.