Hearing loss can negatively impact every aspect of your life …from your physical/mental health and well being to your important relationships and career earning potential …so it’s important to treat it as soon as possible.
How Can You Tell If You Have Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss can sneak up on you and, according to data published in the International Journal of Audiology, the best way to screen for deteriorating hearing is to simply ask yourself: “do I feel I have a hearing loss?”
The following questions could help you understand the answer.
- Do you struggle to follow a conversation when group or background noise is present?
- Do you often feel like people are mumbling?
- Do others complain that you set the volume too high on the TV?
- Do you have trouble hearing correctly or understanding conversation over the phone?
- Do you struggle to understand the higher pitched voices of women and children?
- Do you avoid social events because it’s too tiring to figure out what people are saying?
- Do you need to be near people in order to understand what they are saying?
- Do your friends, family or colleagues claim that you are inattentive or absent minded?
- Have your friends, family or colleagues ask you if you have hearing problems?
How did you do? People with hearing loss generally wait seven years before seeking help. How long will you accept life in the slow lane?