The Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is more common than you might realize. In fact, one in six people over the age of 18 suffer from it. Many of those are unaware of the condition, and don’t realize how obvious the symptoms actually are. Here is what you need to know about hearing loss, and how to tell if you might be suffering from the condition:
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Typical Hearing Loss Symptoms

There are many clues to look for that will let you know you might be suffering from hearing loss. If you know what to be aware of, you will be ready to seek medical advice and treatment.

Asking people to repeat themselves

If you have trouble hearing what people say the first time and have to ask them to repeat themselves, you might be dealing with hearing loss.

Difficulty keeping track of conversations in loud environments

One of the first signs of hearing loss is having difficulty hearing conversations in loud environments such as at an event, in a crowd, or in a restaurant.

You turn the tv or music up to a volume others consider loud

If people complain that your music or tv is too loud, but it seems just right to you, that is a sign that you could have hearing loss.

The voices of women and children are hard to hear

Women and children’s voices are at a higher frequency than men’s voices. High-frequency hearing loss is a common condition. If you are having trouble hearing the voices of women and children, you may be experiencing high-frequency hearing loss.

It’s hard to hear on phone calls

There’s a difference between having trouble hearing phone calls on occasion, and having trouble hearing them consistently. If you typically have trouble hearing phone calls, you will want to be evaluated for hearing loss.

It seems like other people are always mumbling

Many people with hearing loss feel like people are always mumbling, because they are having trouble hearing them. If you feel like people are constantly mumbling, you may have hearing loss.

Social situations can be uncomfortable

People with hearing loss often steer clear of social situations because they don’t want to experience the discomfort of being unable to interact and engage with others. If you find yourself avoiding social situations due to difficulty with engagement, you may be experiencing hearing loss.

You hear a ringing in your ears

Ringing in the ears is known as Tinnitus. Many people experience Tinnitus along with hearing loss. If you have a ringing in your ears, you will want to seek medical care as soon as possible.

Other people make remarks about your hearing loss

If there are other people remarking on your difficulty hearing or asking you if you have hearing loss, there’s a good chance they’re on to something. You’ll want to get your hearing checked as soon as you can.

Ignoring Hearing Loss

Many people ignore the signs of hearing loss for a while before they seek care and treatment. They may not realize that what they are experiencing is potential hearing loss, or they may not think that the issues they’re going through are that big of a deal. Some people ignore the symptoms of hearing loss because they can simply turn up the volume or ask others to speak a little louder.

No matter what your reason is, you’re not going to want to ignore the signs of hearing loss. By seeking treatment, you can effectively help your hearing loss and finally hear clearly again. Shea Hearing Solutions provides a number of tools for helping hearing loss. Our solutions include high-quality hearing aids that are so easy and seamless, you’ll forget that you have them in!

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