Years of studies and surveys show that there are many people who encounter varying degrees of hearing loss from different causes. Age-related hearing loss is the most common reason, apart from heredity. The symptoms are not very different from other illnesses, which sometimes makes it difficult to identify hearing loss problems in its early stages.
If you think you or someone you know might be having these symptoms, you are not alone. The best way to go about it would be to really go through a hearing test as soon as possible.
If a hearing test is not done, you will likely just make informed guesses. But below is a list of signs that may help you determine whether you or someone else you know could be struggling with hearing loss.
The Common Signs:
There are eight revelatory signs to look out for as shared by the leading audiologists:
- Do you have to turn the volume up too loud when you’re listening to music or when you’re watching TV?
- Do they have difficulties understanding people on the phone?
- Do they avoid places where they seem to have difficulty hearing?
- Do they increasingly complain about people mumbling?
- Do they have trouble following a conversation?
- Do they ask you to repeat yourself more often?
- Do they mishear what other people say?
There are also other situations that might lead you to discover the state of someone’s hearing. For example, you will notice that being in a crowded place where a lot of people talk at once can be a strain.
Or it could be perhaps that they are embarrassed to talk openly about not being able to hear. These uneasy circumstances can be common reactions which lead to someone withdrawing from social interactions, anxiety, loss of self-esteem, and even worse depression.
Additional Warning Signs:
- Irritation that women and kids don’t “speak up” enough.
- Not sure where the sounds are coming from.
- The volume of the TV is too much.
- Letting people repeat themselves when talking.
- Having difficulties hearing while talking to someone.
- Avoiding crowded activities.
Hearing loss can transition from mild to severe for over a long period of time, making it difficult to notice how drastic the changes are. Usually, it is the people around someone suffering from hearing loss that notice it first. Hearing loss is something you have to put up with, if there are indications of the symptoms above, then make sure to seek out a hearing test from your Beltone hearing professionals.
Communication plays a huge role in how human beings connect with each other. And for most, hearing is a necessary part of that communication. When one cannot hear, this eventually will affect them emotionally.
Let Beltone DFW Help!
The hearing experts at Beltone DFW can identify the causes, and the solutions, to your personal hearing loss situation. We will begin with a free hearing exam, and through the latest testing methods and technology, we will be able to then begin looking at the best options for your child. After all, your kids deserve a future where they can communicate properly.
Beltone DFW provides the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with hearing specialists that can help you through the process. And if necessary they are experts at finding the right devices for you. Give us a call today at (888) 958-8432 or schedule an appointment online to begin exploring your options.