Hearing loss can be a consequence of many things and is usually very aggravating. There are some situations where hearing loss is caused by a more severe underlying health problem and isn’t simply the result of an injury or aging.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should watch for
Hearing loss will often throw up a number of red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing test. Here are a few of those red flags that should make you pay attention.
Difficulties hearing on the telephone
You might be having a hard time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. You need to call us for a hearing test if you find yourself constantly cranking up the volume on your phone.
Trouble making out conversations
At times, we get lost when we’re having conversations even when our hearing is healthy, but if it happens often, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s most likely an indication of hearing loss.
People around you are complaining about the increasing volume of your TV
It can be difficult to hear tv shows, particularly if music is combined with dialog. It’s worthwhile to know that cranking the television up louder doesn’t always make the sound clearer. But it’s time to have your hearing examined if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you constantly need the volume on a really loud setting.
Trouble hearing in loud settings
It typically means you’re struggling to separate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become difficult. This is one of the most prevalent complaints of individuals who are developing hearing loss.
You say “what” frequently
If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you’re unable to hear them, that doesn’t always indicate you have hearing loss. However, it might 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.
Misunderstanding what people are saying
Misunderstanding what people are saying can be embarrassing and is often a sign of high frequency hearing loss. 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 noticing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once associated with hearing loss has nearly vanished, 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.