Hearing loss can be a consequence of many things and is usually very aggravating. There are some situations where hearing loss is related to a more severe underlying health problem and isn’t merely the result of aging or an injury.
Look out for these hearing loss red flags
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a variety of red flags indicating it’s time for a hearing assessment. Here are a few of those red flags that should make you take notice.
Trouble hearing on the telephone
Even with a volume control setting, you might find it difficult to hear the individual you are talking to on the phone. You need to call us for a hearing test if you find yourself constantly cranking the volume up on your phone.
Trouble 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 frequently have difficulty processing the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
Neighbors and family members are complaining about a loud TV
It can be difficult to follow television programs, particularly if music is combined with dialog. It’s worthwhile to understand that cranking the television up louder doesn’t always clear up the sound. But if you continuously need the television 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.
Trouble hearing in loud environments
It usually means you’re struggling to differentiate speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become difficult. People who are going through hearing loss most frequently 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 necessarily 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.
Misunderstanding what people say
Misunderstanding what people say can be embarrassing and is frequently a sign of high frequency hearing loss. This type of hearing loss makes it difficult to distinguish speech.
If you are noticing any of the above red flags, you should schedule a hearing test as soon as you can. Luckily, the stigma that was once related to hearing loss no longer exists, the exam is simple, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.