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Hearing loss is generally an aggravating condition that can be the result of various things. There are some circumstances where hearing loss is a consequence of a more serious underlying health condition and isn’t simply 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 test. Pay attention if any of these red flags appear.

Having difficulty hearing phone calls

You may be having a hard time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. If you are continually turning the volume up louder and louder on your cell phone or landline, you should make an appointment as soon as possible for a hearing assessment.

Trouble following 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 trouble processing the conversation when two or more individuals are talking simultaneously.

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

It can be challenging to follow television programs, especially if music is combined with dialog. It’s important to recognize that turning the tv up louder doesn’t always clear up the sound. But it’s time to have your hearing examined if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you continuously need the volume on a very high setting.

Trouble hearing in loud settings

It normally means you’re struggling to distinguish speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. Individuals who are going through hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.

You say “what” frequently

Simply because you can’t hear somebody mumbling several feet from you doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. Still, it might 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.

Misunderstanding what people are saying

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.

Call 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 simple and the stigma of hearing loss is a thing of the past so there’s no reason to keep having trouble hearing.

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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.
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