Hearing loss is generally a frustrating condition that can be caused by a variety of things. Even though hearing loss is commonly due to age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss might be a symptom of a more severe root medical condition.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags indicating it’s time for a hearing test. Here are some of those red flags that should make you take notice.
Difficulties hearing on the phone
You might be having a hard time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. If you are continually cranking the volume up louder and louder on your cell phone or landline, you need to schedule an appointment as soon as you can for a hearing evaluation.
Trouble following conversations
Sometimes, we get lost when we’re having conversations even when our hearing is healthy, but if it happens frequently, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s probably a sign of hearing loss.
Family & neighbors are complaining about a loud TV
It can be challenging to hear tv shows, especially if music is combined with dialog. We need to recognize that the sound doesn’t necessarily get clearer when you turn up the volume. But it’s time to get your hearing assessed if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you continuously need the volume on a really high setting.
Difficulty hearing in loud settings
It normally means you’re struggling to differentiate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. This is one of the most prevalent complaints of people who are experiencing hearing loss.
You say “what” a lot
Simply because you aren’t able to hear somebody mumbling several feet away doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. Still, it could be a red flag that you aren’t receiving and processing speech properly if the word “what” is the most used word in your vocabulary.
Failing to understand what people say
It can be an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an awkward one, if you frequently misunderstand what people are saying. This type of hearing loss makes it challenging to distinguish speech.
Call us for a hearing test 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 has nearly vanished, 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.