7 Common Signs of Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered whether you’re experiencing the signs of hearing loss? It is a serious matter and one that should not be dismissed!

Many people don’t realize that diminished hearing isn’t just relegated to the elderly. If you’re displaying some of the most common signs, there are many options for correcting the issue so you can live a happy and fulfilling life. Here are some of the things you need to watch out for.

Have You Noticed These Signs of Hearing Loss?

If you are experiencing any of these hearing loss symptoms you may need a hearing aid.

1. You Need The Volume Turned Up

Are you always asking others to speak up? Do you often think people are mumbling, when they are speaking perfectly audibly?

Maybe you find yourself frequently raising the volume when you watch television or listen to the radio. Or, you may have difficulty communicating over the phone because you can’t hear the person you are speaking to. These are all warning signs that it’s time to see a hearing doctor.

2. Tinnitus

Tinnitus, a ringing in the ears, is not always a symptom of hearing loss; but there is a possibility of hearing loss with tinnitus. If you experience it, you should speak to your doctor. This can make it difficult to hear when there is a lot of background noise.

3. Too Many People Talking At Once

If you are speaking to multiple folks at once – you should not have difficulty hearing them. Most of us can understand multiple lines of dialogue from multiple sources. Someone experiencing hearing loss will likely have trouble interpreting a conversation in which more than one person is speaking.

4. Fatigue

Constantly straining to hear can cause you stress. This stress leads to fatigue. If you feel very exhausted from having to listen to others, then you are probably experiencing serious hearing loss.

5. Misunderstanding

If you often misunderstand conversations then this is another sign of a hearing problem. If someone says “Where’s the road?” and hear, “Where’s the toad?” then you might have an issue.

6. “What?”

Keep track of how many times you say “What?” in a day. If it is excessive, then it means you’re having difficulty hearing.

7. Visual Cues

Deaf people often read lips or use other visual cues to understand what is being said to them. You should be able to hear someone without having to focus on reading their lips or analyzing their body language. It will also become obvious to them that you are not listening to them – but, rather, you are watching them in order to understand what they are saying.

Don’t Worry, There’s Help

If you are facing any of the above serious signs of hearing loss you are no doubt feeling stressed. But don’t worry, you can get a hearing aid that’s so small no one will even notice. Hearing loss is something none of us want to experience; but if you do, there is a ray of hope yet.

Book a home visit hearing test and have one of our audiologists advise you on the best hearing aid for your needs. We will travel to your location so it’s super convenient!

For a quick and convenient hearing screening, click here to try our free online hearing screener. This does not replace our full diagnostic hearing assessment, but may help you decide whether to proceed with a full hearing assessment