Warning! Do not watch this video unless you want to “feel all the feels” or experience an emotional response! Because of medical technology, a sweet tiny human gets to hear his mother’s voice for the first time! Maybe you’ve never considered this before, but emotional moments are relatively common in audiology. Regardless of age or situation, being able to reengage hearing can incite an emotional response for patients.
Emotional Moments in Audiology
Consider the mother in the video. Though she was able to communicate with her baby using non-verbal expressions and body language, her baby had never heard her voice prior to this moment. Through the use of audiological devices, the baby was able to hear her mother’s voice for the first time. And, amazingly enough, it was the baby who began to get emotional. With a turned up lip and teary eyes, she experienced her mother’s soothing voice.
Yes, these moments are common in the practice of audiology. Private moments with patients reveal the emotions behind hearing loss. Frustration, relational difficulties with loved ones, and sadness are all little-known symptoms of hearing loss. When an audiologist addresses these symptoms with the use of astounding medical technology, it is natural for patients to experience an emotional response.
A part of the practice of audiology is addressing the emotions related to hearing loss. Helping patients through frustration and issues related to their lifestyles is part of the gig. Sensory loss — specifically hearing loss — involves heightened emotions, unmet expectations, and coming to grips with our bodies’ limitations. And because of technological advancements, audiologists can address these symptoms and emotions, providing patients with hope and opportunities to cry tears of joy!
The Human Experience and Audiology
It’s true, the human experience involves an array of emotions related to walking through life. What are some things that you’ve found yourself crying over that are heartening — filled with joy — emotional? Maybe it was when you held your newborn son in your arms for the first time. Or maybe it was that beer commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. Was it the series finale of Friends? Or seeing your soon-to-be spouse coming down the aisle on your wedding day?
Regardless of what brings tears of joy for you, the ability to preserve the connection between our ears and our brains almost always involves some level of happiness for patients. Because of the significant technological advancements in the world of hearing devices, audiology involves a greater level of precision than ever before. Frustration-free conversations, unimpeded relationships, and involvement in the community are attainable for those struggling with hearing loss. For audiologists and their patients, this equates to emotional moments filled with joy, laughter, and eager expectation for what lies ahead.
Your Emotional Moment
Are you struggling to hear? Beginning to grow frustrated at social events? Do you find yourself turning up the TV and constantly yelling “what?!” asking others to repeat themselves? Are you ready for your own emotional moment? Audiological advancements have made precision technology available to anyone! At Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center, our mission is to build a stronger community by bettering the lives of our patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment.