Your last family get together was disheartening. It wasn’t because your family was having a difficult time getting along. The problem was the noise, which was making it difficult to hear anything. So you didn’t hear the details about Judy’s promotion, and you didn’t have an opportunity to ask about Todd’s new puppy. It was frustrating. You feel like the room’s acoustics played a big part. But you can’t totally ignore the possibility that maybe your hearing is starting to go bad.
It isn’t generally recommended to attempt to self diagnose hearing loss because it usually isn’t possible. But you should pay attention to some early warning signs. When enough of these red flags spring up, it’s worth making an appointment to get checked by a hearing professional.
Early Signs of Hearing Loss
Not every sign and symptom of hearing loss is evident. But if you should find yourself noticing any of the items on the following list, you just may be dealing with some amount of hearing loss.
Some of the most common early signs of hearing impairment may include:
- Someone observes that the volume on your media devices is getting louder and louder. Maybe you keep turning the volume up on your mobile device. Or perhaps your TV speakers are as loud as they will go. In most cases, you’re not the one that notices the loud volume, it’s your children, maybe your neighbor, or your friends.
Next Up: Take a Exam
You still can’t be certain whether you’re confronting hearing loss even if you are encountering some of these early warning signs. You will need to get a hearing examination to know for sure.
You could very well be experiencing some amount of hearing loss even if you’re only experiencing one of these early warning signs. What level of hearing impairment you may be dealing with can only be established with a hearing examination. Then it will become more clear what needs to be done about it.
This means your next family gathering can be much more enjoyable.
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