Hearing loss can be a consequence of numerous things and is generally extremely frustrating. While hearing loss is often the result of age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss might be a symptom of a more severe root medical issue.
Watch out for these hearing loss red flags
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing assessment. Pay attention if any of these red flags manifest.
Having difficulty hearing phone calls
Even with a volume control setting, you may find it hard to hear the individual you are talking to on the telephone. You should call us for a hearing exam if you find yourself constantly cranking up the volume on your phone.
Difficulty making out conversations
Although getting lost when you’re having a conversation isn’t always an indication of hearing loss, it might be a sign of hearing loss if you regularly have trouble processing the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
People around you are complaining about the increasing volume of your TV
It can be challenging to follow television programs, particularly if music is combined with dialog. It’s important 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 continuously need the volume on a very high setting.
Trouble hearing in noisy environments
It typically means you’re struggling to differentiate speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. People who are going through hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.
You say “what” frequently
Simply because you aren’t able to hear someone mumbling several feet from you doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. However, it might be a red flag that you aren’t receiving and processing speech correctly if the word “what” is the most used word in your vocabulary.
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 not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.
If you are noticing any of the above red flags, you should schedule a hearing exam as soon as you can. Luckily, the stigma that was once related 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.