January 20, 2011

Hearing Loss Causes

DO YOU SUSPECT A HEARING LOSS?

What is it that keeps you from finding out for sure?  Are you embarrassed to talk openly about not being able to hear?  Or maybe you’re afraid to reveal your hearing loss in case it jeopardizes your job and your supervisor might see you as less competent?

Ask yourself, are you cutting out activities that you used to love but cannot join in fully anymore?  Ever find yourself “bluffing” when you’re out with friends in a noisy restaurant?  Are you frustrated with your younger children and their soft or high pitched voices?

JUST KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE

On average it takes people seven years from the time they initially think they might have a hearing loss to the time when they actually seek treatment.  What a shame to miss out on so much for so long!  At age 65, one in three people has a hearing loss and it is estimated that 30 school children per 1,000 have a hearing loss!

Do you:

  • have trouble hearing in groups?
  • think others mumble?
  • fail to hear someone talking from behind you?
  • have trouble hearing your alarm clock?
  • have difficulty hearing your television or while at the movies?

“Sometimes I hear just fine” or, “I don’t really think I have a hearing loss” are common comments we hear quite often.  Well, the bottom line is that the only way to know for sure is to have a comprehensive hearing test.