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

Hearing loss is generally an aggravating condition that can be caused by various things. Although hearing loss is commonly the result of age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss may be a symptom of a more severe root medical condition.

These are some hearing loss red flags you should watch for

Hearing loss will often throw up various red flags meaning it’s time for a hearing test. Pay attention if any of these red flags manifest.

Having trouble hearing phone calls

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

Trouble making out conversations

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

People around you are complaining about the increasing volume of your TV

Following along with television shows, especially when there’s music and dialog, can be a challenge. It’s worthwhile to know that turning the tv up louder doesn’t always make the sound clearer. But if you consistently need the tv turned up to a high volume that is unpleasant for other people 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 separate speech from background sound if hearing in a public place has become difficult. This is one of the most common complaints of individuals who are experiencing hearing loss.

You say “what” a lot

If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you’re unable to hear them, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have hearing loss. Still, if you say the word “what” more than any other word in your vocabulary, it may be a red flag that you aren’t getting sound signals clearly in order to process speech properly.

Failing to understand what people are saying

It can be a sign of high frequency hearing loss, often an awkward one, if you regularly misunderstand what people are saying. This type of hearing loss makes it hard to discern speech.

Call us for a hearing test as soon as you can if you are experiencing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once related to hearing loss no longer exists, the testing is simple, and with the modern advances in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to keep suffering with hearing loss.

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