Hearing loss can be caused by many things and is usually incredibly frustrating. Although hearing loss is often caused by age or an injury, in some situations, hearing loss might be a symptom of a more severe underlying medical issue.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should watch for
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags indicating it’s time for a hearing test. Here are some of those red flags that should make you take notice.
Trouble hearing on the phone
You might be having a difficult time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. You need to call us for a hearing test if you find yourself continuously turning up the volume 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, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s most likely a sign of hearing loss.
Family & neighbors are complaining about a loud TV
It can be challenging to follow television programs, particularly if music is combined with dialog. It’s important to know that turning the tv up louder doesn’t always clear up the sound. But if you continuously need the television cranked up to a high volume that is unpleasant for other people in the room or if your neighbors can hear your television, it is time to check your hearing.
Difficulty hearing in noisy environments
It usually means you’re struggling to separate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. People who are experiencing hearing loss most commonly have this complaint.
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. However, 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.
Failing to understand what people say
It can be an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you frequently misunderstand what people are saying. This form of hearing loss makes it difficult to discern speech.
Call us for a hearing assessments as soon as you can if you are noticing any of the above red flags. Fortunately, the stigma that was once related to hearing loss has nearly vanished, the testing is easy, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there is no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.