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 As we age, many of us will find that our hearing will deteriorate, though it’s not uncommon to experience hearing problems earlier in life. The issues associated with hearing loss can be an inconvenient struggle. Due to a range of technology, those who experience the condition can get the help that they need. Hearing loss ranges from mild to severe. Slight cases are somewhat harder to detect initially. Perhaps you’ve begun to experience some symptoms? There are a few warning signs to look out for which may mean that you need a hearing aid.

 

Not always understanding 

 

When experiencing slight hearing loss, you will hear people- yet not always entirely understand. Generally speaking, vowels have most of their emphasis on lower frequencies (which are easier to detect). If you are experiencing hearing loss, you may find that constants such as ‘sh’ or ‘ th’ are more challenging to hear. Such sounds are both softer and more higher-pitched. You may begin to find that even if noises are loud, that they often lack clarity. If you are misunderstanding people often you may be experiencing hearing loss. 

Fatigue and headaches

You may find that you are generally fatigued and suffer from headaches. When you experience hearing loss, you may strain to listen. It could be the case that you are having to put more effort into listening. Doing so will make you more tired during the day. If you find that the normal following of a conversation is hard work, you will need to get your hearing tested. It could be that you’ve begun to experience ringing in your ears frequently? If that’s the case, click here for some more information about tinnitus and hearing. 

Issues in crowds

When experiencing hearing problems, you might find that you have issues when in large crowds. It could be that you find it hard to decide who is talking to you? Perhaps you find it hard to separate voices from background noise? If lots of different sounds are occurring all at once, those with hearing problems find it hard to follow conversations. 

Issues with technology

Do your family always complain that you have the TV turned up too loud? If you are always listening to the TV at a volume that is too high; your hearing might be suffering. It’s a good idea to ask your family and friends if you are not entirely sure about this. Continuing to listen at a high volume will only cause you further problems. In this case, it’s best to make an appointment with an audiologist or hearing aid specialist.

Hearing problems can be daunting and frustrating to deal with. The most important thing is to get help early. There is a range of different hearing aid technology out there today. An audiologist will be able to help you to find both the cause and treatment for your issues. The first step is an initial consultation on the phone, from here you can book a session to have your hearing tested properly.