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 is usually a frustrating condition that can be the result of various things. There are some circumstances where hearing loss is a consequence of a more serious underlying health condition and isn’t simply the result of aging or an injury.

These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for

Hearing loss will often throw up various red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing assessment. Pay attention if any of these red flags appear.

Having difficulty hearing phone calls

You might be having a hard time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. You should call us for a hearing test if you find yourself constantly cranking up the volume on your phone.

Trouble following 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 probably an indication of hearing loss.

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

It can be a challenge to follow television programs, particularly if music is combined with dialog. We need to understand that the sound doesn’t automatically get clearer when you crank up the volume. But it’s time to get your hearing checked if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you continuously need the volume on a really loud setting.

Trouble hearing in loud environments

It usually means you’re struggling to separate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become difficult. Individuals who are going through hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.

You keep asking people what they said

Simply because you can’t hear somebody mumbling several feet away doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. However, it could 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 are saying

It can be an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you regularly misunderstand what people are saying. This means you are not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.

Contact us for a hearing test as soon as you can if you are experiencing any of the above red flags. Fortunately, the stigma that was once related to hearing loss has nearly vanished, the testing is easy, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to continue to suffer with hearing loss.

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