Which Hearing Loss Symptoms Are Red Flags?

Red flag on a wooden pole against a blue sky symbolizing hearing loss symptoms

Hearing loss can be caused by numerous things and is usually very aggravating. There are some situations where hearing loss is related to a more serious underlying health condition and isn’t merely the result of aging or an injury.

These are some hearing loss red flags you should watch for

There are varieties of red flags that may be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing test appointment. Here are some of those red flags that should make you take notice.

Difficulties hearing on the telephone

You may be having a difficult time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. You should call us for a hearing test if you find yourself continuously cranking the volume up on your phone.

Trouble following conversations

Even though getting lost when you’re having a conversation isn’t always an indication of hearing loss, it may be a sign of hearing loss if you regularly have trouble processing the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.

Family & neighbors are complaining about a loud TV

It can be a challenge to follow tv shows, especially if music is combined with dialog. It’s worthwhile to understand that turning the tv up louder doesn’t always make the sound clearer. But if you constantly need the television turned up to a high volume that is unpleasant for others in the room or if your neighbors are hearing your television, it is time to check your hearing.

Trouble hearing in loud environments

It typically means you’re struggling to differentiate speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become difficult. Individuals who are going through hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.

You keep asking people what they said

Just because you can’t hear someone mumbling several feet from you doesn’t mean you have hearing loss. Still, it may be a red flag that you aren’t receiving and processing speech correctly if the word “what” is the most used word in your vocabulary.

Misunderstanding what people say

Misunderstanding what people say can be awkward and is frequently a sign of high frequency hearing loss. This means you are unable to discern the sounds of speech.

Call us for a hearing exam as soon as you can if you are noticing any of the above red flags. Here’s the good news, hearing testing is simple and the stigma of hearing loss is a thing of the past so there’s no reason to continue to have difficulty hearing.

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