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

Older couple cuddling while sitting at the end of a dock overlooking a lake watching the sun set above mountains in the distance.

When you imagine hearing aids, intimacy probably isn’t the first thing you think about. We get it. The advertising on these little devices is relatively straightforward. Less defined expressions including poetry, music, and art are more suited to the topic of love.

And yet, the two are inextricably linked to the point where you may want to start thinking of your hearing aid as an intimacy device. After all, the social isolation that comes from untreated hearing loss can also mean isolation from your partner. That means preserving intimate relationships will be just as challenging as trying to communicate with the clerk at the store.

That doesn’t mean someone with hearing loss isn’t able to form deep bonds or of experiencing wonderful, lasting relationships. It’s just that doing so takes particular care and well-practiced adjustments. You most likely haven’t matured those skills if your hearing loss has advanced slowly and that could mean your relationships may suffer.

By the same token, something as simple as a hearing aid can quickly and easily improve these priceless relationships and make true intimacy more possible. Hearing aids can have a positive impact on your love life in the following ways.

Improved communication

It’s well recognized that strong communication skills are at the core of a healthy relationship. Everyone will feel more appreciated and valued with strong communication permitting stronger emotional connections and reducing arguments.

But hearing loss can compound normal communication roadblocks in the process making a difficult task much more difficult.

A hearing aid will help most quickly in the following ways:

  • Your boosted energy levels will make it easier to communicate.Hearing loss can leave you exhausted from struggling to communicate. Conversations can once again be enjoyable and invigorating.
  • You’ll catch more of those quieter, whispered moments. To put it bluntly, there’s no yelling in pillow talk. You and your partner will enjoy those hushed quiet experiences with hearing aids.

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 could cause.

A hearing aid can help preserve your independence. Your partner won’t need to order your food at a restaurant or be your translator when you’re having dinner with friends. And going out alone to socialize will also be easier. You will be able to enrich your relationship by bringing home stories and adventures to share.

You’ll be more receptive to your partner’s needs

There are many ways that hearing more might help make your partner’s life a bit easier. Perhaps you jump in and help with dinner because your hearing aids permitted you to hear the cook timer sound. Or maybe you ask your partner if they’re ok when you hear them stumble on the floor. You will have the chance to ask your partner what’s wrong if you hear them grumble under their breath.

These might sound small and perhaps even unimportant. 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 good partner. A hearing aid makes that much easier to accomplish because you’ll recognize those sometimes discreet audio cues.

You won’t miss the power of a whisper

When you suffer from hearing loss, particularly when you haven’t noticed your symptoms, it may be hard to recognize that you’ve stopped hearing those breathy whispers shared during intimate moments. And part of the fun of being intimate, let’s be truthful, is those discreet, hushed occasions. You will once more be able to enjoy the power of a whisper. This means that your experience of partnership will be that much more powerful.

Helping Your Relationship

Every problem with your relationship won’t be remedied using a hearing aid, obviously. And if you do have hearing loss, you can still have intimacy. Hearing aids will make certain elements of your love life more enjoyable and enriching and that’s the main point here.

So when hearing loss blocks your connections, your relationships can become dicey and it can be tricky finding the reason. Make an appointment with us, a hearing aid could bring back welcome intimacy to your love life.

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