Your Love Life and Hearing Loss Have a Connection That May be Surprising

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Intimacy isn’t normally 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 such as poetry, music, and art are more suited to the subject of love.

But you may want to start looking at your hearing aid as an intimacy device due to the strong connection between your hearing and your relationship. After all, when doctors, researchers, and hearing specialists talk about “social separation caused by hearing loss,” they’re also referencing isolation from your partner. That means preserving intimate relationships will be just as challenging as attempting to talk with the clerk at the grocery store.

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 adaptations. If you’ve been losing your hearing slowly and over time, you likely haven’t matured those extra skills, subsequently, your relationships could suffer.

Conversely, something as basic as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these important relationships and make true intimacy more possible. Here are just a few ways that hearing aids could have a positive affect on your love life.

Improved communication

It’s well recognized that strong communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Taking the time to communicate can help prevent arguments, improve emotional connections, and make everyone feel more valued and appreciated.

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 useful:

  • The quieter, whispered moments won’t get lost. To put it bluntly, there’s no shouting in pillow talk. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet moments with hearing aids.
  • You’ll have more energy for communication.When you have hearing loss, speaking and listening can consume a lot of energy, leaving you feeling exhausted. Conversations can once again be fun and invigorating.

Your partner won’t have to be your translator

If your partner needs to repeat everything being said, it doesn’t make for a very romantic evening. But if you can’t hear what’s happening all night, that won’t be very fun either. It’s not difficult to imagine the type of resentment this might cause.

A hearing aid can help maintain your independence. You won’t rely 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 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

There are a lot of ways that hearing more might help make your partner’s life a bit easier. Maybe, thanks to your hearing aids, you hear the timer go off and jump in to help with dinner. 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.

These may sound small and perhaps even insignificant. But these little gestures, taken together, will show your partner that you’re compassionate and committed. They demonstrate your level of care. And that will make you a good partner. You will have a much easier time achieving this with hearing aids which will help you detect more subtle audio cues.

You won’t miss the power of a whisper

You might have a difficult time hearing those breathy whispers shared during romantic moments when you have hearing loss, especially if it has progressed so gradually you didn’t even notice. And let’s be truthful, those hushed sounds are part of the fun of intimacy. A hearing aid will let you enjoy the power of a whisper again. Which means you’ll be able to enjoy the intimacy of your partnership in a more powerful way.

Helping Your Relationship

Every issue with your relationship won’t be fixed using a hearing aid, obviously. Nor is it impossible to have romance 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 gets in the way of your connections, your relationships can get dicey and it can be tricky finding the reason. Schedule an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.

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