Why Learn What Hearing Loss Is Like?
Hearing loss is sneaky. Most people don’t know they’re experiencing it until it’s too late — and even then, they may assume that it’s a temporary problem.
If no single significant event occurred that may have caused a sudden change in hearing ability, it’s typically a slow decline. These are among the most common signs that you or someone you know might have a hearing loss:
- Friends or family always ask you to turn down the TV or radio
- Conversations are hard to understand with noise in the background
- On the other hand, some sounds seem too loud
- Hearing people on the phone is difficult
- You hear what someone’s saying, but you don’t always understand them
- Asking people to repeat themselves is starting to happen more often
- Social situations just don’t seem as worthwhile anymore
- Social events seem more exhausting lately
- Where a sound is coming from is sometimes difficult to pinpoint
- Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is more noticeable or bothersome lately
Family history of hearing loss
History of exposure to loud sounds at work
People commenting about TV noise
Identifying these symptoms is step one in the diagnosis process. But only an accurate hearing exam can reveal if you are having difficulty with specific sounds or if your hearing as a whole is suffering. Please contact us today to schedule an exam if you have identified one or more of these common signs of a hearing loss.