Signs of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can present itself in a number of ways and sometimes it can go unnoticed. There are a variety of signs for hearing loss, so if you are experiencing any of the following, be sure to book an appointment at a Living Sounds Hearing Centre location near you.
1. Asking others to repeat what they said
This is often one of the first signs of hearing loss. If you often have to ask people to repeat themselves in a conversation, you may want to consider getting your hearing tested.
2. Turning up the TV or radio to a high volume
This sign manifests itself when you have to turn up the TV or radio to a high volume to hear it well. The volume may be at a level that is too loud for others who are in the room with you.
3. Having trouble hearing a conversation in a noisy environment
If you find yourself not being able to clearly hear the person you are talking to when you are in a noisy environment, you might be experiencing a symptom of hearing loss. While conversations in noisy environments are often a bit tougher to hear, you may find yourself struggling more than you used to when chatting with someone in a noisy setting.
4. Thinking that others are mumbling or slurring their words
You might think someone just isn’t enunciating their words correctly, but if everyone seems to be mumbling or slurring when they talk, you could have hearing loss.
5. Having a difficult time hearing or understanding women or children’s voices
These higher pitched and softer voices can be difficult for a person with hearing loss to understand. If you find yourself struggling to hear women and children’s voices, come and visit a Living Sounds location to determine you do in fact have hearing loss.
6. Can’t hear the person on the other end of the telephone
A sign of hearing loss is when you find yourself struggling to understand or hear the person you are speaking with on the phone.
7. You find yourself feeling irritated or depressed
Adults with hearing loss are more likely to experience depression and anxiety than those with normal hearing. A Living Sounds professional can help make a difference with your hearing and quality of life.
8. Avoiding social situations and missing important events
No one should feel secluded, avoid speaking with others, or miss out on special events because of their hearing. This is a sign of hearing loss that can heavily impact your quality of life.
9. Having trouble following a fast conversation
If the conversation seems to be blowing by and you aren’t understanding or catching what the other person is saying, you may have hearing loss.
10. Being told by others you have hearing loss
While this sometimes may be said as a joke, there may be some merit behind such a statement. Take notice if people begin to say this to you more and more.
If you suspect you have a hearing loss, book an appointment to have your hearing tested or speak with one of our hearing health experts.