Since we use our hearing everyday, it can be difficult to determine if your hearing is getting worse over time. Often the simplest and easiest way to measure the level of our hearing ability is to think about our daily activities. Perhaps look at the following questions to find out whether you may have a problem.
- Do you find it difficult to hear others talking when you are in a crowded room or when there is background noise?
- Do you find yourself asking others to repeat themselves often?
- Do you often misunderstand what others have said?
- Do you find it difficult to participate in group discussions?
- Can you hear dialogue clearly on the television and in the cinema or theatre?
- Do you find it difficult to listen to phone conversations?
- Are you avoiding social situations so that you will not experience the embarassment of misunderstanding or needing others to repeat themselves?
- Has any or your friends or family suggested that you may have a hearing problem?
If you answered yes to many of the above questions, then it may be the case that you have a problem with your hearing. Hearing problems can be short-term and easily fixed or may require the use of a discrete hearing aid device.
A thorough examination of your hearing ability will allow you to better understand your problem and provide some appropriate solutions.
It should be noted that a sudden loss of hearing requires immediate attention. Contact Us or call to arrange an appointment.