Changes in one’s ability to hear can be disorientating and more than a little frightening. Sometimes these changes are a byproduct of other health issues that, when addressed, will solve the hearing problem. In some cases, something simple is going on, like earwax buildup or an untreated perforated eardrum, that treatment of the direct cause will fix things.
On the other hand, sometimes you need to get a hearing aid.
Don’t assume that, if you or someone you know is under the age of 50, that a hearing aid is out of the realm of the possible. Though most people don’t deal with hearing loss until later in life, the loudness of modern life does seem to be driving an increase in hearing loss for younger people.
Some things to be on the outlook for that may require a hearing examination by a certified audiologist include:
- Room-to-room conversations with others are increasingly difficult.
- Conversing with more than two or three people at a time is frustrating.
- The ability to talk on the phone is degrading.
- You need the TV or radio turned up louder than other people.
- People seem to be mumbling all the time.
- You need them to repeat themselves.
- Hearing at public events is more challenging.
Do you recognize one or more things on that list? If so, it might be time to schedule an appointment with an audiologist who can get to the root of the issue and, if needed, help you choose the right hearing aid. There are a myriad of hearing aids on the market that will help bring your hearing back into focus.
Don’t wait any longer – schedule an appointment today!