Hearing loss is generally a frustrating condition that can be caused by a variety of things. There are some circumstances where hearing loss is a consequence of a more severe underlying health condition and isn’t simply the result of an injury or aging.
Watch out for these hearing loss red flags
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags indicating it’s time for a hearing exam. Pay attention if any of these red flags show up.
Having difficulty hearing phone calls
Even with a volume control setting, you may find it hard to hear the person you are talking to on the telephone. You should call us for a hearing exam if you find yourself constantly turning the volume up on your phone.
Trouble following conversations
At times, we get lost when we’re having conversations even when our hearing is normal, but if it occurs often, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s probably an indication of hearing loss.
People around you are complaining about the rising volume of your TV
Following along with tv shows, especially when there’s music and dialog, can be challenging. We need to understand that the sound doesn’t automatically get clearer when you turn up the volume. But it’s time to get your hearing checked if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you constantly need the volume on a really high setting.
Trouble hearing in loud settings
If you are in a public place and the background sound makes it hard to hear the other people with you, it typically means you struggle to filter out background noise and tune into speech. People who are going through hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.
You keep asking people what they said
If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you can’t hear them, that doesn’t automatically mean you have hearing loss. However, it may be a red flag that you aren’t receiving and processing speech properly if the word “what” is the most used word in your vocabulary.
Failing to understand what people say
It can be an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you regularly misunderstand what people are saying. This means you are not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.
Call us for a hearing assessments as soon as you can if you are experiencing any of the above red flags. Fortunately, the stigma that was once linked to hearing loss no longer exists, the exam is simple, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there is no reason for you to continue to suffer with hearing loss.