Hearing loss is usually an aggravating condition that can be caused by a variety of things. There are some circumstances where hearing loss is related to a more severe underlying health problem and isn’t just the result of aging or an injury.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for
There are a number 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 manifest.
Trouble hearing on the phone
Even with a volume control setting, you may find it difficult to hear the person you are talking to on the telephone. You should call us for a hearing test if you find yourself constantly cranking up the volume on your phone.
Difficulty making out conversations
Even though getting lost when you’re having a conversation isn’t always a sign 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 television shows, especially when there’s dialog and music, can be a challenge. It’s worthwhile to recognize that turning the television up louder doesn’t always make the sound clearer. But if you consistently need the tv turned up to a high volume that is uncomfortable for other people in the room or if your neighbors are hearing your television, it is time to get your hearing checked.
Trouble hearing in loud environments
If you are in a public location and the background sound makes it difficult to hear the other people with you, it typically means you struggle to mask background noise and tune into speech. Individuals who are developing hearing loss most commonly have this complaint.
You keep asking people what they said
Simply because you aren’t able to hear somebody mumbling several feet away doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. However, it might 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 are saying
Misunderstanding what people say can be embarrassing and is frequently an indication of high frequency hearing loss. This means you are unable to discern the sounds of speech.
Contact us for a hearing test as soon as you can if you are noticing 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.