Hearing loss can be a consequence of numerous things and is generally very aggravating. Even though hearing loss is often due to age or an injury, in some situations, hearing loss might be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition.
Look out for these hearing loss red flags
There are varieties of red flags that may be an indication of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing assessment appointment. Pay attention if any of these red flags show up.
Difficulties hearing on the telephone
Even with a volume control setting, you might find it hard to hear the individual you are talking to on the telephone. You need to call us for a hearing test if you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on your phone.
Difficulty following conversations
At times, we get lost when we’re having conversations even when our hearing is healthy, but if it occurs frequently, particularly when more than two people are talking, it’s most likely a sign of hearing loss.
Family & neighbors are complaining about a loud TV
Following along with television shows, particularly when there’s dialog and music, can be difficult. We need to recognize that the sound doesn’t automatically get clearer when you turn up the volume. But it’s time to have your hearing examined if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you continuously need the volume on a very loud setting.
Trouble hearing in loud environments
It usually means you’re struggling to separate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become challenging. This is one of the most prevalent complaints of individuals who are going through hearing loss.
You say “what” a lot
If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you can’t hear them, that doesn’t necessarily 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 receiving sound signals clearly in order to process speech properly.
Failing to understand what people say
It can be a sign of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you regularly misunderstand what people are saying. This means you are unable to discern the sounds of speech.
Call us for a hearing assessments as soon as you can if you are noticing any of the above red flags. Here’s the good news, hearing testing is easy and the stigma of hearing loss is a thing of the past so there’s no reason to continue to have trouble hearing.