Signs You (or a Loved One) are Suffering from Hearing Loss

If you suffer from an ongoing pain or medical condition, chances are you will make an appointment to see a specialist. It should be the same way with hearing loss—but that’s not typically the case. Why? Because you might not be aware there is actually an issue.

Hearing loss can be a difficult issue to self-diagnose. However, if hearing impairment is left untreated, it can have detrimental effects on your relationships, mental health, and overall quality of life. So how do you know if your hearing loss is severe enough to merit a trip to a specialist? Here are 10 signs to help you better determine if you have hearing loss.

  1. You have to continuously turn up the volume on the TV, phone, or radio.
  2. You have to ask people to repeat themselves.
  3. You miss phone calls.
  4. You often twist your neck to hear sounds.
  5. You have trouble following a conversation when multiple people are talking at the same time.
  6. People don’t seem to speak clearly.
  7. You dread going to noisy parties and restaurants.
  8. You have to use subtitles while watching a movie or shows on TV.
  9. You have trouble listening to children and women speak.
  10. You become annoyed and frustrated during conversation.

If more than one of these signs describes your hearing, it’s time to contact a specialist and receive the necessary treatment. By accepting your hearing loss and taking action early, you can dramatically improve your quality of life. Here at Birmingham Speech and Hearing, we specialize in providing high-quality, comprehensive hearing healthcare.

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