Symptoms of hearing loss
How can you tell if you or someone near you has a hearing loss?
Turning up the television or radio is a very common sign of a hearing loss. The appropriate volume mway seem too loud to others.
Focusing on one speaker in a crowded or noisy environment is often especially difficult for a person with a hearing loss.
In a car, the engine, road or wind noise can make it hard to hear a conversation, the radio or important traffic sounds.
People with a hearing loss frequently feel that others mumble or need to repeat what theyve said. Often, a person will hear, but not understand, whats being said.
Social occasions are often difficult for a person with hearing loss. Background noise, such as music or group conversations, can become overwhelming, making it impossible to participate in a conversation.
Its easy to forget how much we rely on our hearing every day. Sirens, automobile horns, and other people are only a few of the things that we need to be able to hear clearly.
In church, theaters, and auditoriums, it can be very difficult to hear a speakers voice. Many facilities have assistive listening devices available for those with hearing loss.
Cupping your hand behind your ear can help a little, but its no substitute for a properly fitted hearing instrument. And remember - a hearing loss is more noticeable than a hearing aid!
If this sounds like you or someone you know, remember that help is available. Its time to enjoy life again. We offer many products to assist your hearing. Contact a hearing healthcare professional to discuss options that best suits your specific needs. Click here to send an e-card to someone you feel should take our online hearing test.