Hearing loss can be brought on by numerous things and is usually extremely aggravating. While hearing loss is commonly caused by age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss may be an indication of a more serious root medical issue.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should watch for
There are a number of red flags that may be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing test appointment. Here are some of those red flags that should make you take notice.
Having trouble hearing phone calls
Even with a volume control setting, you might find it hard to hear the person you are talking to on the telephone. You need to call us for a hearing test if you find yourself continuously turning up the volume on your phone.
Difficulty following conversations
Even though getting lost when you’re having 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 people are talking at the same time.
People around you are complaining about the rising volume of your 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 necessarily get clearer when you turn the volume up. But it’s time to have your hearing assessed if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you constantly need the volume on a really loud setting.
Difficulty hearing in noisy settings
It normally means you’re struggling to separate speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. This is one of the most prevalent complaints of individuals who are developing hearing loss.
You say “what” frequently
Just because you can’t hear someone mumbling several feet away doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. Still, 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 an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an awkward one, if you regularly misunderstand what people are saying. This means you are not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.
Contact us for a hearing assessments as soon as you can if you are noticing any of the above red flags. Luckily, 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’s no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.