Hearing loss can be brought on by many things and is usually extremely aggravating. Although hearing loss is commonly the result of age or an injury, in some situations, hearing loss may be a symptom of a more serious root medical condition.
Watch out for these hearing loss red flags
There are a number of red flags that might be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing test appointment. Pay attention if any of these red flags manifest.
Trouble hearing on the phone
Even with a volume control setting, you may find it hard to hear the individual you are talking to on the telephone. You should call us for a hearing test if you find yourself continuously cranking the volume up on your phone.
Difficulty following conversations
Even though getting lost during a conversation isn’t always a sign of hearing loss, it may be a sign of hearing loss if you frequently have trouble processing the conversation when two or more individuals are talking at the same time.
Neighbors and family members are complaining about a loud TV
It can be difficult 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 if you consistently need the television turned up to a high volume that is unpleasant for others in the room or if your neighbors can hear your television, it is time to get your hearing checked.
Trouble hearing in noisy settings
It typically means you’re struggling to separate speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. People who are developing hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.
You keep asking people what they said
Just because you can’t hear someone mumbling several feet from you doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. However, it may be a red flag that you aren’t receiving and processing speech correctly if the word “what” is the most used word in your vocabulary.
Failing to understand what people are saying
It can be an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an awkward one, if you regularly misunderstand what people are saying. This type of hearing loss makes it difficult to distinguish speech.
Contact us for a hearing assessments as soon as you can if you are experiencing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once related to hearing loss has nearly vanished, the testing is simple, and with the modern advances in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.