Most hearing loss occurs gradually – and as we adjust and compensate, the symptoms become difficult to recognize. You might begin turning up the volume on the TV or ask others to repeat themselves.
When our hearing begins to fade we tend to forget how things really sound. We live in a quieter world, unaware that we are missing many soft sounds of everyday life - like the patter of rain or birdsongs.
It's time to consult us if you are experiencing one or more of the following problems/symptoms:
- Do you frequently ask for words to be repeated?
- Do you often turn up the television or radio louder than others like?
- Does speech sound muffled to you, or do people sound as though they're mumbling when they speak to you?
- Do you have trouble hearing over the telephone?
- Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room?
- Have you had any significant noise exposure at work?
- Do you find men’s voices easier to understand than women’s?
- Does a hearing problem cause you to feel embarrassed when meeting new people?
- Does a hearing problem cause you to visit friends, relatives or neighbors less often than you would like?
- Does a hearing problem cause you to talk to family members less often than you would like?
- Does a hearing problem cause you to feel depressed?