Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Some causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is mostly a gradual process that affects people as we age.
There are many other causes that can affect and damage our hearing, such as exposure to loud noise, ear infections, certain types of medication, and hereditary factors.
Most people with hearing loss leave treating their hearing loss for many years and, as a result, miss out on the improved quality of life and well-being which our hearing gives to us, and which we take for granted.
Some signs and symptoms of Hearing Loss
Among the many signs of gradual hearing loss, are:
- Asking people to repeat themselves often
- Difficulty following conversations that involve more than two people
- Thinking that others are mumbling or speaking quietly
- Difficulty hearing speech in noisy situations
- People commenting about how loud your TV or radio is
- Inappropriate responses during conversation
- Stress from straining to hear what others are saying
- Withdrawing from enjoyable social situations more often
- Muffling of speech and other sounds
- Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people
- Trouble hearing consonants
- Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
- Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
- Withdrawal from conversations
- Avoidance of some social settings
By identifying these symptoms, you are already on your way to better hearing. The next step is have your hearing properly examined and tested by an experienced Hearing Aid Audiologist who can advise you further.
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment if you have identified one or more of these common signs of a hearing loss.