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

Hearing loss is usually an aggravating condition that can be the result of various things. Although hearing loss is often caused by age or an injury, in some situations, hearing loss might be a symptom of a more severe root medical condition.

These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for

Hearing loss will frequently throw up a variety of red flags indicating it’s time for a hearing exam. Pay attention if any of these red flags show up.

Trouble hearing on the phone

Even with a volume control setting, you may find it difficult to hear the individual you are talking to on the phone. You need to call us for a hearing exam if you find yourself continuously turning the volume up on your phone.

Difficulty making out conversations

Sometimes, we get lost when we’re having conversations even when our hearing is healthy, but if it occurs frequently, particularly when more than two people are talking, it’s likely an indication of hearing loss.

Family & neighbors are complaining about a loud TV

It can be challenging to follow tv shows, particularly if music is combined with dialog. It’s worthwhile to know that turning the tv up louder doesn’t always clear up the sound. But if you constantly need the tv cranked up to a high volume that is unpleasant for other people in the room or if your neighbors can hear your television, it is time to get your hearing checked.

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. This is one of the most common complaints of individuals who are experiencing hearing loss.

You say “what” a lot

Simply because you can’t hear somebody mumbling several feet away doesn’t 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 often an indication of high frequency hearing loss. This means you are not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.

If you are noticing any of the above red flags, you should schedule a hearing exam as soon as possible. Fortunately, the stigma that was once linked to hearing loss no longer exists, the testing is simple, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering 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.
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