Hearing Loss Symptoms
10 Common Hearing Loss Symptoms
Posted by Montgomery Hearing Services on June 01, 2016
Hearing loss is a widespread condition, affecting nearly 50 million people in the United States. Changes in our hearing don't typically occur all at once. Rather, hearing loss symptoms appear over time. Do you or a loved one sometimes have a difficult time hearing? Consider these questions:
- Are you embarrassed to talk openly about not being able to hear?
- Are you cutting out activities that you used to love because you cannot join in fully anymore?
- Is your inability to hear co-workers affecting your job performance?
- Do you have difficulty hearing friends and family in noisy places like a restaurant?
- Are you feeling cut-off from your young children or grandchildren because you cannot hear their high-pitched voices?
- Are family holidays a strain because so many people are talking at once?
- Do you frequently ask people to repeat themselves?
- Is there a ringing or buzzing in your ear?
- Do you often complain that people talking are mumbling?
- Are you having difficulties understanding people on the phone?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider getting your hearing checked as soon as possible. Living with hearing loss not only compromises quality of life, but may also impact your overall health.
Hearing aids are often prescribed to improve hearing loss—but many people don’t know what to expect. Misperceptions run rampant about bulky, whistling, old-fashioned analog devices. The truth is, hearing aids have changed dramatically from a generation ago—from outward appearance to internal technology—making them more appealing and effective. Advanced hearing aids act as mini-computers, offering better sound quality than ever in multiple listening environments. Wireless hearing aids are another popular innovation—sound from your TV, computer, MP3 player or cell phone is streamed right into your ears. Best of all, today’s digital technology has enabled smaller devices, some so tiny they rest completely in your ear canal, virtually undetectable when worn.
At Montgomery Hearing Services, we strive to bring awareness about the effects of hearing. We’re offering free hearing screenings and demonstrations of hearing technology. For an appointment, call (334) 239-0706 or fill out our contact form.