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Hearing loss can be a consequence of numerous things and is generally very frustrating. Although hearing loss is usually the result of age or an injury, in some situations, hearing loss might be a symptom of a more severe underlying medical issue.

Watch out for these hearing loss red flags

Hearing loss will frequently throw up various red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing test. Pay attention if any of these red flags appear.

Difficulties hearing on the telephone

You might be having a hard 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 make an appointment as soon as you can for a hearing assessment.

Difficulty following conversations

Although getting lost during a conversation isn’t always a sign of hearing loss, it might be a sign of hearing loss if you frequently have difficulty processing the conversation when two or more individuals are talking simultaneously.

People around you are complaining about the increasing volume of your TV

Following along with tv shows, especially when there’s dialog and music, can be a challenge. We need to understand that the sound doesn’t necessarily get clearer when you crank up the volume. But it’s time to get your hearing examined if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you constantly need the volume on a very high setting.

Difficulty hearing in noisy environments

If you are in a public location and the background noise makes it hard to hear the others with you, it generally means you struggle to filter out background noise and focus on speech. This is one of the most prevalent complaints of people who are developing 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 always mean you have hearing loss. However, it may be a red flag that you aren’t receiving and processing speech correctly 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 an indication 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 experiencing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once related to hearing loss no longer exists, the testing is easy, and with the modern advances in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to continue to suffer with hearing loss.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.