Are There Some Symptoms of Hearing Loss That Should Throw up Red Flags?

Red flag on a wooden pole against a blue sky symbolizing hearing loss symptoms

Hearing loss can be brought on by many things and is generally very frustrating. Even though hearing loss is usually due to age or an injury, in some situations, hearing loss might be an indication of a more serious underlying medical condition.

These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for

Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing exam. Here are some of those red flags that should make you take notice.

Trouble hearing on the phone

Even with a volume control setting, you may find it hard to hear the person you are talking to on the telephone. If you are continually turning the volume up louder and louder on your cell phone or landline, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible for a hearing evaluation.

Trouble making out conversations

Sometimes, we get lost during conversations even when our hearing is normal, but if it happens frequently, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s likely an indication of hearing loss.

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

It can be challenging to hear television programs, especially if music is combined with dialog. It’s worthwhile to recognize that cranking the television up louder doesn’t always clear up the sound. But if you continuously need the television turned up to a high volume that is unpleasant for others in the room or if your neighbors are hearing your television, it is time to check your hearing.

Difficulty hearing in noisy environments

It typically means you’re struggling to differentiate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become a challenge. This is one of the most common complaints of individuals who are experiencing hearing loss.

You keep asking people what they said

Just because you can’t hear someone mumbling several feet from you doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. However, if you say the word “what” more than any other word in your vocabulary, it might be a red flag that you aren’t getting sound signals clearly in order to process speech correctly.

Failing to understand what people say

It can be a sign of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you frequently misunderstand what people are saying. 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 noticing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once associated with hearing loss has nearly vanished, the testing is simple, and with the modern advances in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.

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