Signs of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss often happens gradually, so you may be unaware that you even have a problem with your hearing. Some of the most common signs of hearing loss are:
- Difficulty hearing conversations
- Turning up the volume on the TV
- Trouble hearing people talk on the telephone
- Frequently asking people to repeat themselves
- Thinking that people mumble
- Misunderstanding what people say
- Trouble hearing in noisy environments, such as restaurants
- Difficulty understanding what women and children are saying
- Becoming annoyed at others when you can’t understand what they are saying
Factors of Hearing Loss
No matter the cause, hearing loss can affect almost every aspect of your life. Relationships with family and friends can become strained when communication abilities decline. Your workplace performance may suffer and, as a result, you may earn less than your peers. With hearing loss, you may be misunderstood and considered aloof, confused, or disinterested in others or the world around you. Types of hearing loss include:
Sensorineural Hearing Loss:
The most common type of hearing loss is caused by problems in the inner ear.
Conductive Hearing Loss:
This is the inability to efficiently conduct sound through the ear canal, eardrum, or middle ear bones.
Mixed Hearing Loss:
A combination of both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss in the ear.
Most People Can Improve Their Hearing!
Fortunately, most people can improve their hearing with help from audiologists and hearing professionals. At Charlotte Hearing Center, we’re dedicated to careful analysis of your hearing ability and we take the time to understand the entire picture of your hearing health. We then select the hearing aid that restores your hearing, improves your quality of life and matches your budget and lifestyle.
To find out how hearing loss is affecting your ability to keep up with the sounds around you, schedule your hearing evaluation with Charlotte Hearing Center.