Understanding the Signs of Hearing Loss

Posted by:gulf onJune 14, 2017

For individuals who were born without hearing defects, it is not always easy to accept the truth if they begin experiencing cases of hearing difficulty. In most situations, unless confirmed by an audiologist, people tend to ignore the warning signs and so the condition is left untreated and worsens over time.

Below are just some of the most common scenarios that manifest signs of a hearing loss. Understanding why they happen may help you accept them more openly, thus allowing you to adjust and act on the matter accordingly. If you can relate to one or more of them, it is never too late to seek professional help to find out what the real problem is.

  • You can understand what others are saying if you are facing them but have trouble making sense of their words if there is a barrier between you or they are on the other side of the room. Following a conversation can naturally become difficult if everyone is talking at the same time. However, if you find yourself being in this predicament too many times to mention, you may have a hearing loss.
  • Your TV is too loud. When there is music, dialogue and outside noise at the same time, it is ok to turn up the volume a bit. But if you are consistently looking for that remote even in the midst of a very quiet night, this is not normal.
  • You have trouble speaking to people on the phone because the words sound garbled or unclear.
  • Someone is always correcting you when you respond to a conversation. You tend to mix vowels and consonants especially if they sound or are pronounced in a similar manner.
  • Do you sometimes feel that you can hear a person speak but have trouble understanding the words? In most cases, high-frequency hearing loss is the cause of such condition. Consequently, it may also be the main culprit in your difficulty to understand people and sounds.

If you fear that a hearing aid will make you lose more hearing, fear not. In fact, it may prevent future hearing loss or slow down its progression because it is continuously stimulating your ears with new sounds, thus making them more active. And healthier.

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