Did you know that approximately 48 million Americans have some kind of hearing loss? Yet most people don’t realize they have a problem with their hearing until family or friends point it out to them. And, even then, the average American waits seven years before visiting an audiologist. The good news is you don’t have to wait.
Taking care of our hearing health is a great way to take care of our overall health, just like seeing the doctor. When do you need to see a hearing care professional? Keep an eye out for these common signs that it’s time to have your hearing checked.
1. You have to keep turning up the TV.
Do you have trouble hearing the television or stereo and keep reaching for the volume? Family or roommates keep asking you to turn it down? You may be experiencing hearing loss.
2. You can’t follow conversations as easily as before.
Untreated hearing loss can make it more difficult to separate background noises from the sounds and conversations you want to focus on. We offer a variety of hearing devices that can help your brain make more sense of sound.
3. You feel like people are mumbling all the time.
If it feels like everyone around you is mumbling or always speaking at a low volume, you might need to see your hearing care professional. Having trouble understanding people when they speak is a classic sign of hearing loss.
4. You have ringing or buzzing in your ears.
Ringing, buzzing, or whirring sounds in the ears can be a sign of tinnitus. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, we offer hearing devices that can mask the symptoms of this frustrating condition and provide much-needed relief.
5. It’s harder to hear in crowded rooms.
Do you have trouble focusing on one speaker in crowded or noisy rooms? With hearing loss, when lots of sounds are competing for our brain’s attention, it doesn’t know what to do. This makes hearing difficult and the brain fatigued, leaving you more tired throughout the day.
6. You’re not remembering things anymore.
When the brain’s tired, it can’t do its job properly, including remembering little tasks and details. If you’re often struggling to hear, you may also find yourself having trouble with your short-term memory. Addressing your hearing loss can also help improve your memory.
Hearing Care is Health Care™
Our practice is proud to offer Oticon BrainHearingTM technology, which helps support the brain’s role in making sense of sound. Giving your brain the information it needs to process important sound with less work means a whole new world of sound to experience.Leave a reply