Hearing loss can be a consequence of many things and is generally extremely frustrating. While hearing loss is often due to age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss might be a symptom of a more serious root medical condition.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for
There are varieties of red flags that may be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing assessment appointment. Here are a few of those red flags that should make you take notice.
Trouble hearing on the telephone
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 constantly turning up the volume on your phone.
Trouble following conversations
Even though getting lost during a conversation isn’t always an indication of hearing loss, it may be a sign of hearing loss if you regularly have difficulty processing the conversation when two or more individuals are talking simultaneously.
People around you are complaining about the rising volume of your TV
Following along with tv shows, particularly when there’s music and dialog, can be difficult. It’s worthwhile to recognize that turning the television up louder doesn’t always clear up the sound. But if you continuously need the television turned up to a high volume that is uncomfortable for other people in the room or if your neighbors can hear your television, it is time to check your hearing.
Trouble hearing in loud settings
If you are in a public location and the background sound makes it hard to hear the other people with you, it typically means you struggle to mask background noise and tune into speech. This is one of the most prevalent complaints of people who are going through hearing loss.
You keep asking people what they said
If somebody is mumbling a few feet from you and you’re unable to hear them, that doesn’t automatically indicate 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.
Misunderstanding what people are saying
Misunderstanding what people say can be awkward and is often a sign of high frequency hearing loss. This means you are unable to discern the sounds of speech.
Call us for a hearing test as soon as you can if you are noticing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once linked 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.