Hearing loss can be a consequence of numerous things and is generally extremely frustrating. There are some circumstances where hearing loss is caused by a more severe underlying health condition and isn’t merely the result of an injury or aging.
Watch out for these hearing loss red flags
There are varieties of red flags that might be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing test appointment. Pay attention if any of these red flags show up.
Trouble hearing on the phone
Even with a volume control setting, you might find it hard to hear the individual you are talking to on the telephone. You should call us for a hearing test if you find yourself continuously turning the volume up on your phone.
Difficulty making out conversations
Even though getting lost during a conversation isn’t always a sign of hearing loss, it may be a sign of hearing loss if you frequently 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 increasing volume of your TV
It can be challenging to follow tv shows, especially if music is combined with dialog. We need to understand that the sound doesn’t necessarily get clearer when you crank up the volume. But if you constantly need the television turned up to a high volume that is uncomfortable for others in the room or if your neighbors are hearing your television, it is time to get your hearing checked.
Difficulty hearing in noisy settings
It typically means you’re struggling to separate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become challenging. People who are going through hearing loss most commonly have this complaint.
You keep asking people what they said
If somebody is mumbling a few feet from you and you can’t hear them, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have hearing loss. However, 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 say
It can be an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you frequently misunderstand what people are saying. This means you are unable to discern the sounds of speech.
If you are dealing with any of the above red flags, you should schedule a hearing test as soon as you can. Here’s the good news, hearing testing is simple and the stigma of hearing loss is a thing of the past so there’s no reason to keep having trouble hearing.