Signs for Hearing Loss
Patients suffering from hearing loss are stressed out from trying to make sense of what other people are saying. They tend to feel annoyed because they cannot hear them properly. Such people also are embarrassed to meet new people as they might not understand what they are saying.
Some symptoms of hearing loss are as follows:
- Frequent repetitions during conversations
- Difficulty following conversations between two or more people
- Experiencing sounds as muffles or mumbles
- Difficulty in noisy situations
- Ringing in the ear
- Lip reading or intently watching other people’s faces when they speak
Medical conditions that might affect hearing include:
- Heart conditions
- Problems with blood circulation
- Exposure to loud noises over a long period or a short explosive noise
Hearing loss can have a heavy impact on our lifestyle because we rely on our hearing abilities for our day-to-day tasks. A consult an ENT & Audiologist to rule out the cause of hearing loss. If your hearing loss is due to a problem in outer or middle ear it is medically treated either with medicine or surgery. If the problem is in the inner ear along with medicine you should use hearing aids so that your condition does not get worse. Using good-quality hearing aids will help you listen better and take good care of your hearing health. This will prevent your mild hearing loss from getting converted into moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss.
While choosing or shortlisting hearing aids, remember that not all hearing aids deal with the type of hearing loss you might be suffering from at the moment. Hearing aids offer multiple features, and you should compare them while selecting a hearing aid. Talk to an Audiologist and learn about your condition before you start looking for hearing aids. Random selection, in this case, is not going to help you.