Let’s face it – we can’t be 21 forever.
As we age, we tend to need an all-body smog check more frequently than we did before, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to our ears.
With 1 in 5 Americans suffering some form of hearing loss, you can certainly see why.
But, as our environment gets louder and our exposure greater, it’s not just the more ‘senior’ amongst us that need to be wary, as hearing loss can affect anyone at any time.
Here are the 6 tell tale signs to look out for, and if you answer ‘that’s me’ to at least two of them, you’d be wise to book a hearing test!
Tell Tale #1 – You turn up the volume
If you’re constantly turning up the volume on the TV, radio or your earphones and you’re aware others aren’t complaining of the sound being too quiet around you, then there might be an issue with your hearing.
Tell Tale #2 – “Sorry, can you repeat that?”
Find yourself asking someone to repeat their sentence over and over? Have your friends and family passed comment about it? It might be time to get checked out.
Tell Tale #3 – You accuse others of mumbling
If you think everyone’s mumbling around you, this can be quite annoying, but let’s be real here – the problem might be at your door and not theirs…probably time to get yours ears checked.
Tell Tale #4 – Not catching sounds around you
Sometimes we can’t hear sounds in certain pitches and frequencies, and this can get worse with hearing loss. For example, a high-pitched doorbell or ring tone may sound different than it used to sound, almost to the point where you don’t hear it anymore. A high-pitched voice, or a child’s scream can also become less apparent too.
Tell Tale #5 – You’re overwhelmed by noisy places
Music concerts, sports games, nightclubs, restaurants even… if you find yourself backing out of commitments because you can’t stand the background noise and it makes it difficult to understand dialogue, you could have a problem with your hearing…best get it checked.
Tell Tale #6 – There’s a ringing, buzzing or swooshing in your ears
After a night out in a noisy place, you may notice you get ringing in your ears. If this ringing doesn’t go away, it’s likely to be tinnitus, which is an indication of ear damage and must be seen to immediately.
So, how did you do?
If you answered yes to 2 or more of the above, then we must advise you to make an appointment to see your hearing specialist.
If you don’t have one, then you can trust your friends at Allison Audiology twill get you seen to promptly and professionally.
At the end of the day, why would you suffer when you can sort it?
Book a Hearing Test with us by calling 832 703-1999, or fill out our short contact form.
We hope to see you very soon.