Thursday, September 6, 2012

Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

We are often asked what are the signs of hearing loss.  Here are just a few. 
·         Mumbling of words
·         Difficulty hearing in noise or in a crowd of people
·         Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and/or loudly
·         Withdrawal from conversations
·         Ringing in the ears
·         Hearing better when people face you when they talk to you
·         Avoiding some social settings
·         Dizziness
·         Muffled hearing
·         Family members reporting that you miss hearing things and encouraging you to have a hearing evaluation
·         Occupational or recreational exposure to loud sounds
When even one or two of these signs and symptoms are present see an audiologist.  Have a comprehensive
hearing evaluation.  That will determine the next steps for you.  See example, if a medical condition is
resent you will be referred to a physician.  If there is no medical condition, hearing aids may be
recommended.  If you have a history or noise exposure, hearing protection may be discussed. 

Click here to learn more about hearing loss.
Life sounds great!  Enjoy every moment!

Jane Kukula, AuD
Paula Webster, MA

Advanced Audiology Concepts
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060

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