Hearing loss can be caused by numerous things and is usually very frustrating. Even though hearing loss is commonly the result of age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss may be a symptom of a more serious root medical issue.
Watch out for these hearing loss red flags
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing assessment. Pay attention if any of these red flags show up.
Difficulties hearing on the phone
Even with a volume control setting, you might find it difficult to hear the individual you are talking to on the telephone. You need to call us for a hearing exam if you find yourself continuously cranking the volume up on your phone.
Difficulty making out conversations
At times, we get lost when we’re having conversations even when our hearing is normal, but if it occurs frequently, particularly when more than two people are talking, it’s probably an indication of hearing loss.
People around you are complaining about the increasing volume of your TV
It can be a challenge to hear television programs, especially if music is combined with dialog. We need to recognize that the sound doesn’t automatically get clearer when you crank the volume up. But it’s time to get your hearing examined if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you continuously need the volume on a really loud setting.
Trouble hearing in loud environments
It usually means you’re struggling to differentiate speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become challenging. This is one of the most common complaints of individuals who are developing hearing loss.
You keep asking people what they said
Simply because you aren’t able to hear somebody mumbling several feet from you doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. Still, if you say the word “what” more than any other word in your vocabulary, it might be a red flag that you aren’t getting sound signals clearly in order to process speech correctly.
Misunderstanding what people say
It can be a sign of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you frequently misunderstand what people are saying. This means you are not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.
Contact us for a hearing exam as soon as you can if you are experiencing any of the above red flags. The good news is, hearing testing is simple and the stigma of hearing loss is a thing of the past so there’s no reason to keep having trouble hearing.