Hearing loss can be brought on by numerous things and is generally very aggravating. Although hearing loss is often caused by age or an injury, in some situations, hearing loss may be a symptom of a more severe root medical issue.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should watch for
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing test. Pay attention if any of these red flags appear.
Difficulties hearing on the telephone
Even with a volume control setting, you might find it difficult to hear the person you are talking to on the telephone. If you are constantly 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 exam.
Trouble making out 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 a hard time processing the conversation when two or more individuals are talking at the same time.
People around you are complaining about the rising volume of your TV
Following along with television shows, especially when there’s music and dialog, can be difficult. We need to recognize that the sound doesn’t automatically get clearer when you turn the volume up. But if you consistently need the tv cranked up to a high volume that is uncomfortable for others in the room or if your neighbors can hear your television, it is time to check your hearing.
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 developing hearing loss most commonly have this complaint.
You say “what” a lot
If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you can’t hear them, that doesn’t automatically 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 are saying
Misunderstanding what people are saying can be embarrassing and is frequently a sign of high frequency hearing loss. This form of hearing loss makes it difficult to distinguish speech.
Contact us for a hearing assessments as soon as you can if you are experiencing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once linked to hearing loss no longer exists, the exam is easy, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.