So, today we’re going to talk about the symptoms of hearing loss.
As I frequently mention, hearing loss is an invisible disorder, it inflicts a person and creates great havoc on their life, but often other people don’t recognize that they have hearing loss.
What Are Some of the Symptoms?
For the person experiencing hearing loss, they may start to notice that when they go into moderately noisy environments, such as meetings, restaurants, and social gatherings, they’re having difficulty understanding what has been said.
When this is experienced, it’s often the speech that is misunderstood – so they do not report that they’re not hearing, but instead that they’re not understanding. So, misunderstanding speech is one symptom of hearing loss.
Another symptom of hearing loss is having to ask people to repeat themselves. Time and time again, we hear,
“When I’m with you, I hear fine.”
“When it’s quiet, I hear fine.”
“But, when I’m in different environments, or someone is not speaking clearly, I have to ask them constantly to repeat what they said.”
This can be very frustrating for both parties involved in the conversation.
When Should You Get Help?
Here’s a recap of the common symptoms of hearing loss:
- Difficulty understanding speech and noise
- Having to ask people to repeat themselves
- Turning up the volume of the television or radio
Whenever anyone has any signs or symptoms that their hearing is diminishing, please contact your hearing healthcare provider. That person will determine if your symptoms are actually hearing loss and provide you with a plan to treat it.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this topic was helpful.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms above, or perhaps you have other symptoms not listed but are concerned about hearing challenges, please contact Dr. Michelle today.
A comprehensive hearing assessment will determine your results, and we will walk you through every step of the way on your journey to better hearing.