How To Recognize Hearing Loss
The idea of looking for “signs” of hearing loss may sound strange at first. How do you not notice when your hearing goes? Right? The fact is, while there are instances of hearing loss that can happen suddenly, most hearing loss comes on very gradually, due to aging or long-term exposure to loud noises. And it can go unnoticed for quite some time.
Wondering if you might have some degree of hearing loss? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Are certain sounds somewhat muffled, less clear than they used to?
- Is it hard to understand conversations in crowds or when there’s background noise?
- Do you regularly need to ask people to repeat themselves?
- Do you often ask others to turn up the volume on a TV or radio?
- Do people often ask you to turn down the volume on a TV or radio?
- Are you hesitant to attend parties or other gatherings because hearing is frustrating?
It’s important to catch hearing loss early, so it can be dealt with before the struggle to hear starts affecting your quality of life by frustrating you and putting distance between you and others.
So, if any of the above questions describe your experience with hearing, we recommend a state-of-the-art hearing test, as soon as possible – the kind of testing we do every day here at Bravo Hearing Centre.