hearingSymptoms of Hearing Loss

Do you have hearing loss?

Hearing loss can happen to anyone but it is much more common in the elderly. 
Approximately 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss.

Symptoms of hearing loss

Hearing loss is very common. It can happen to anyone at anytime. Here are some of the most common early symptoms of hearing loss.

Family and friends complaint about the volume

Have you noticed your family yelling at you to turn that TV down? Do your friends ask why you play the radio so loudly? Often, this is the first sign of hearing loss.

You have a tough time understanding certain people

With hearing loss, you may find that you are having a hard time hearing the voices of women and children. This is commonly the first sign of a hearing deficit due to a loss of high frequency sounds.

You constantly say, “what” and “huh?”

You may notice that you constantly have to ask people to repeat themselves during conversations. If you notice that you have to ask, “what” and “huh” more often, this may be a sign of hearing loss.

It is very hard to hear in crowded areas

You may notice that hearing in a crowded area has been difficult. This is because hearing loss leads to the inability to decipher distinctive sound and conversation.

Your ears are ringing

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, and hearing loss are often related. Not every person with hearing loss will experience tinnitus but a large majority of those who have hearing loss will experience ringing in the ears.

Other signs of hearing loss

There are many ways that individuals compensate for hearing loss. Lip reading, body language, and being a “yes” man are some of the more common signs.

  • Being a “yes” person: Often, those with hearing loss will not be able to hear full parts of the conversation.  This results in a social bluff or nodding the head to say “yes” even though the person did not hear the conversation.
  • Reading lips: Those with hearing loss will often rely on other visual cues such as reading lips and other body language. 

The time to take action is NOW!

If you experience signs of hearing loss it is important to remember that you are not alone. Millions of people, young and old, suffer from hearing loss. The best action is to talk to a LifeSound Hearing professional to bring better sound into your life.

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