Hearing is the process of picking up sound waves and making sense of them. You use your ears to experience the world around you on a daily basis without even thinking about it. Damage to your auditory system can dramatically change how you perceive the world and have a significant impact on your quality of life, and letting hearing loss go untreated will just make it worse. Set up an appointment with an audiologist if you experience the following common signs of hearing loss:
Problematic Social Interactions
If you are experiencing hearing loss, sounds may seem loud enough, but not clear. Depending on the frequency of a person’s voice, it may seem like they are mumbling or talking incoherently. You will most likely find yourself unable to understand someone if you aren’t facing them, or hear nothing at all if they are speaking from a different room. You may find yourself having to ask people to repeat what they just said over and over again.
Having to progressively increase the volume on your television, radio, or stereo in order to hear clearly can be hard to identify as a definite sign of hearing loss. However, having someone else remark on this habit should raise a red flag.
Ringing In Your Ears
A ringing, buzzing, or roaring in your ears, called tinnitus, is a common symptom of hearing loss. Tinnitus may be constant, or it may come and go. No matter how tinnitus presents itself, it is a sign that it is time to visit an audiologist.
Inability to Hear Over Loud Noises
If you have hearing loss, you may find background noise overpowering and have trouble differentiating other noises. You may also find it hard to hold a conversation in a group setting with other people talking at the same time.
If you find yourself dealing with these problems, contact Dunshaw Hearing Aid Centers in New York City to schedule a hearing test as soon as possible. We offer comprehensive audiological services, including hearing aid selection. Call us today at (888) 903-6717 to find out more.
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