Top 5 Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Symptoms of loss in hearing can either build up gradually by time or happen abruptly. It depends.

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Top 5 Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Symptoms of loss in hearing can either build up gradually by time or happen abruptly. It depends. But either way, there are still common signs that can help you figure out early if you’re already in need of a hearing aid. You shouldn’t go on neglecting these symptoms, rather, it should serve as your early warning signs to go and have your ears get tested for possible hearing loss issues.

  1. Difficulty understanding voices around noisy environmentAre you having a hard time hearing the person talking to you when you are presented with a noisy situation? If you notice yourself frequently having a difficulty understanding voices while surrounded with background noises — for instance, when you’re in the mall, restaurant, or any other crowded places — take note and let it be an early sign of hearing loss.
  2. You turn up your TV volume way too loudRecently, do you often get called out by people for listening to the television or radio way too loud? Since hearing loss causes a person to have a difficulty understanding sounds, you may not realise that you are often trying to turn up the volume of your audio devices until someone points it out. Don’t neglect this and treat it as a warning sign.
  3. Sounds seem muffledEver felt like your hearing capacity has been reduced? Do voices and sounds in general muffle? Or does it feel like you have a cotton in your ear? If yes, you are most likely experiencing muffled hearing. This symptom refers to that feeling when sounds don’t come through normally, like there’s a clog preventing sounds to come through to your ears. That’s muffled hearing. It is one of the early warning signs that if left untreated can lead to permanent hearing loss issues.
  4. Ringing in your earsHave you been experiencing ringing, buzzing, or hissing in your ears? This is called Tinnitus and is often accompanied by hearing loss. It involves the frustrating sensation of hearing sound even when there is no external trigger and appears to be coming from inside the head.
  5. Difficulty following conversationIf recently and oftenly, you’ve been catching yourself asking people to repeat what they have just said, take that as an early sign of hearing loss. Also, one way to spot this symptom is if you notice yourself doing lip reading more often than actually listening to what people say.

If you have been experiencing most of the symptoms stated above repeatedly, don’t think twice about getting a hearing test. You can try assessing it yourself first using tons of hearing tests online to give you an idea of the possible gravity of your hearing issue. But it’s still always best to have it checked by a hearing healthcare professional especially if these symptoms have been hindering you from living your daily life normally.

Here at Listening Lab, we offer accurate hearing test service conducted by hearing consultants and audiologists, who can explain to you the results themselves. Book an appointment now to ensure the health of your hearing!

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