Hearing loss can be caused by numerous things and is generally very frustrating. There are some circumstances where hearing loss is related to a more severe underlying health problem and isn’t simply the result of an injury or aging.
Watch out for these hearing loss red flags
Hearing loss will often throw up a variety of red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing test. Pay attention if any of these red flags appear.
Having trouble hearing phone calls
You might be having a hard time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. You should call us for a hearing test if you find yourself continuously turning the volume up on your phone.
Trouble making out conversations
At times, we get lost during conversations even when our hearing is healthy, but if it occurs frequently, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s most likely a sign of hearing loss.
People around you are complaining about the increasing volume of your TV
Following along with tv shows, particularly when there’s music and dialog, can be challenging. We need to understand that the sound doesn’t necessarily 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 noisy environments
If you are in a public location and the background noise makes it difficult to hear the others with you, it usually means you struggle to filter out background noise and tune into speech. People who are developing hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.
You keep asking people what they said
Just because you can’t hear somebody mumbling several feet from you doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. However, it might 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.
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 type of hearing loss makes it difficult to distinguish speech.
Contact us for a hearing exam as soon as you can if you are experiencing any of the above red flags. Fortunately, the stigma that was once associated with hearing loss no longer exists, the testing is easy, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there is no reason for you to continue to suffer with hearing loss.