Hearing loss can happen for a variety of reasons, and no one is immune to its devastating effects. When your hearing is impaired, it can affect your health, interests, job, relationships, and overall quality of life. Common causes of hearing loss can include, but are not limited to:
- Loud noise exposure
- Birth defects
Fortunately, our practice has implemented successful methods of detecting, preventing, and treating hearing loss.
Detecting hearing loss requires meeting with our physicians, so they may run tests and analyze the results to determine whether hearing impairments are present. Knowing the signs and symptoms of hearing loss is also a strong indicator that you may be experiencing this condition. A few common symptoms that you may notice are:
- Difficulty understanding speech, particularly in loud environments
- Having to listen to radio or television at maximum volumes
- Trouble hearing during phone calls
- Consistently needing people to repeat themselves
- Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus
- Impression that those talking are mumbling
If signs of hearing loss are present, it is important that you act immediately and seek help from a medical professional. If proper preventative measures or treatments are not implemented, it can continue to progress over time—spelling trouble for your future self. Avoiding loud environments, wearing ear plugs, and keeping volumes at a minimum are just a few ways you can actively avoid losing your hearing, or prevent present impairments from worsening.
If you or someone you know is experiencing hearing loss, it is essential that you meet with one of our specialists immediately. Our physicians can help you to improve or restore your hearing through the use of state-of-the-art hearing aids. Contact us today to start your journey to better hearing.