Intimacy isn’t usually the first thing that one thinks of when you think about hearing aids. We get it. The advertising on these little devices is rather straightforward. Love, conversely, is something better suited for poetry, music, and art.
But you may want to start viewing your hearing aid as an intimacy device due to the strong connection between your hearing and your relationship. After all, the social separation that comes from untreated hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. Which means it isn’t just chatting with the cashier at the grocery store that becomes more difficult, it’s also maintaining your most important and intimate relationships.
That doesn’t mean someone suffering from hearing loss isn’t capable of forming deep bonds or of experiencing wonderful, lasting relationships. It’s just that doing so takes specialized care and well-practiced adaptations. You probably haven’t developed those skills if your hearing loss has progressed gradually and that could mean your relationships might suffer.
Conversely, something as simple as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these priceless relationships and make true intimacy easier. Hearing aids can have a positive affect on your love life in the following ways.
It’s well recognized that strong communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Taking the time to communicate can help avoid arguments, increase emotional connections, and make everyone feel more valued and appreciated.
But the challenge becomes even more pronounced with hearing loss which can significantly impede normal communication.
Here’s how a hearing aid will be most beneficial:
- Your boosted energy levels will make it simpler to communicate.Hearing loss can leave you depleted from struggling to communicate. With a hearing aid, chatting can be fun and energizing once more.
- The softer, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it bluntly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. A hearing aid will foster more of those quiet, hushed experiences between you and your partner.
Your partner won’t have to be your translator
Going out with a group of friends won’t be all that enjoyable when your partner spends most of their time repeating everybody for your benefit. But if you are unable to hear what’s going on 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 preserved by wearing hearing aids. Your partner won’t have to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. Additionally, 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 clearly. Perhaps, thanks to your hearing aids, you notice the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. Or perhaps you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the opportunity 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 these little gestures, taken together, will show your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They show you 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 difficult time hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has developed so slowly you didn’t even detect it. And part of the pleasure of being romantic, let’s be truthful, is those subtle, quiet occasions. You will once again 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 problem with your relationship won’t be remedied using a hearing aid, clearly. Nor is it impossible to have romance with hearing loss. Hearing aids will make specific elements of your love life more enjoyable and enriching and that’s the main point here.
So if your relationship is a little… dicey… and you’re struggling 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.