Hearing loss can be a consequence of numerous things and is usually very frustrating. There are some circumstances where hearing loss is caused by a more serious underlying health condition and isn’t simply the result of aging or an injury.
Watch out for these hearing loss red flags
There are a number of red flags that might be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing test appointment. Here are a few of those red flags that should make you take notice.
Difficulties 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 phone. You should call us for a hearing exam if you find yourself continuously turning the volume up on your phone.
Trouble following conversations
Although getting lost during a conversation isn’t always a sign of hearing loss, it might 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 a challenge to hear television programs, particularly if music is combined with dialog. It’s worthwhile to recognize that cranking the tv up louder doesn’t always clear up the sound. But it’s time to get your hearing checked if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you constantly need the volume on a very high setting.
Difficulty hearing in noisy settings
It usually means you’re struggling to distinguish speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. Individuals who are experiencing hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.
You keep asking people what they said
If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you can’t hear them, that doesn’t always 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.
Misunderstanding what people say
Misunderstanding what people are saying can be awkward and is often an indication of high frequency hearing loss. This type of hearing loss makes it challenging to distinguish speech.
If you are dealing with any of the above red flags, you should schedule a hearing exam as soon as possible. Luckily, the stigma that was once linked to hearing loss no longer exists, the testing is simple, and with the modern advances in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.