Common Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Many symptoms of ailments and illnesses are apparent. Coughing and a sore throat often are due a cold, a runny nose and watery eyes can indicate allergies, and pain and swelling on your ankle can mean a sprain. Hearing loss, however, isn’t always as obvious. This can be due in part due to both the gradualness with which it occurs, as well as the fact that it doesn’t tend to hurt or display physical symptoms such as swelling, bruising, or a rash. Besides scheduling a hearing test with a professional, these are some of the common symptoms people who experience hearing loss often show:
- You Need Others to Repeat Themselves Often – Having to look at someone while they’re talking in order to read their lips or needing them to repeat themselves can indicate that your hearing may be fading.
- You Raise the Volume Past Normal Levels – If others frequently tell you that the volume of whatever you’re listening to is too high or is at a loud enough volume that you can’t have a conversation, a hearing test would be advised.
- You Have Difficulty Following Conversations in Loud Places – This is typically one of the first symptoms people with hearing loss will experience. The inability to follow one conversation among the noise of the rest of the environment may become difficult.
- Women and Children’s Voices are Difficult to Hear – As hearing loss progresses, higher pitched sounds, such as the voices of women and children will become harder to hear.
- You Believe Others are Mumbling – If you’re experiencing some type of hearing loss, sounds may begin to stifle, and voices will become less clear.
- You Avoid Social Situations – Hearing loss makes it difficult to engage with others, and as such those who experience some level of it may choose to decline the invitation to social events instead of attempting to struggle through.
- Others Tell You That You Have Hearing Loss – Occasionally, people may joke with you that you are losing your hearing. If the jokes become less humorous and more serious and start to come from multiple people, they very well could be telling the truth.
The hearing professionals at Bravo Hearing Centre in Etobicoke understand that hearing is essential, and hearing loss can be a potentially sensitive subject for some people. Taking care of your hearing and visiting a specialist will help ensure that any hearing loss will be addressed, and a suitable solution can be found quickly. Our team of hearing loss specialists are committed to providing services and support based on the individual needs of each patient, including:
- Hearing tests
- Sales of hearing aids
- Hearing aid evaluations
- Aural rehabilitation programs
- Patient and family member counselling
Our dedicated staff can also recommend or provide the appropriate devices for individuals who require hearing protection for work or leisure activities.
For more information on the services and solutions provided by the specialists at Bravo Hearing Centre, see our hearing services page.
If you’re looking to get a hearing test, would like to speak with someone about our hearing loss services, or want help and recommendations on purchasing and caring for a new hearing aid, call the hearing solutions specialists at Bravo Hearing Centre today at 647-694-4626 or contact us to discuss our available options.