Hearing loss is usually a frustrating condition that can be caused by various things. There are some situations where hearing loss is related to a more severe underlying health condition and isn’t merely the result of aging or an injury.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should watch for
There are varieties of red flags that may be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing assessment appointment. Pay attention if any of these red flags show up.
Trouble hearing on the phone
You may be having a difficult time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. If you are constantly turning 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 assessment.
Trouble making out conversations
At times, we get lost during conversations even when our hearing is normal, but if it happens frequently, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s likely a sign of hearing loss.
People around you are complaining about the rising volume of your TV
Following along with television shows, particularly when there’s dialog and music, can be challenging. We need to recognize that the sound doesn’t necessarily get clearer when you turn up the volume. But it’s time to have your hearing checked if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you constantly need the volume on a really high setting.
Difficulty hearing in noisy settings
It usually means you’re struggling to differentiate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. This is one of the most common complaints of individuals who are experiencing hearing loss.
You keep asking people what they said
If somebody is mumbling a few feet from you and you’re unable to hear them, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have hearing loss. However, it may 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 say
Misunderstanding what people are saying can be awkward and is frequently a sign of high frequency hearing loss. This means you are not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.
Contact us for a hearing assessments as soon as you can if you are noticing any of the above red flags. Here’s the good news, hearing testing is easy and the stigma of hearing loss is a thing of the past so there’s no reason to continue to have difficulty hearing.