If you notice any of the following symptoms you may have a hearing loss and should see a hearing professional.
- Do you think speech and other sounds have a muffled quality?
- Do you think people mumble?
- Do you ask others to repeat themselves often or to speak louder?
- Do you like the volume on the TV or radio louder than everyone else?
- Can you hear better with one ear than the other?
- Have your family/friends told you they are concerned about your hearing?
- Do you have difficulty hearing on the telephone?
- Do you have to look at peoples faces or lip read in order to hear them better?
- Do you have ringing/roaring/hissing/buzzing (tinnitus) in your ears?
- Do you find that you are avoiding taking part in conversations and social interaction?
- Do people complain you speak too loud or too soft?
- Do you have trouble following conversation if more than one person is speaking?
People who have hearing loss are often not aware that their hearing has declined because hearing loss often occurs very gradually.
Partial hearing loss can in some cases have dramatic consequences. According to the Better Hearing Institute, studies have linked untreated hearing loss to some of the following signs and symptoms:
- Social avoidance or fear of rejection
- Irritability, negativism and anger
- Withdrawal from social situations
- Impaired memory/cognitive issues
- Reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
- Reduced job performance
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms frequently you should call our clinic today 739-0999.
GOOD NEWS correcting hearing loss can bring many benefits to your life some of which may include:
- Feel less stress while trying to communicate
- Improved relationships with family and friends
- Feeling more confident, especially when listening/speaking in a group
- More socially active
- Improved memory
- More energy
- Better job performance
Hearing Loss in St. John’s NL
Information source for Hearing Health Facts: Better Hearing Institute Report 2014