Do You Have Hearing Loss?
- Do You Have Hearing Loss?
- Do you hear people speaking but have to strain to understand their words?
- Do you frequently ask people to repeat what they said?
- Do you frequently complain that people mumble?
- Do you prefer the TV or radio a little louder than others in the room?
- Do you need to ask others about details of a meeting you’ve just attended?
- Do you need to look at people when they speak to make it easier it to understand them?
If you have answered YES to one or more of these questions, it’s time to schedule a hearing test with the audiologist at the Hearing Institute of Western Michigan. A hearing test allows the audiologist to determine the type and degree of hearing loss, as well as speech understanding abilities. Hearing loss commonly occurs to most people as they age.
Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth or prenatal) or hereditary factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes.
Does A Loved One Have Hearing Loss?
- Signs a loved one has hearing loss:
- Does he/she have trouble understanding speech that originates from far away such as the distance in church or in an auditorium?
- Does he/she have trouble hearing the doorbell or telephone ring?
- Does he/she struggle more in a group of people or with the presence of background noise?
- Does he/she avoid social gatherings where he/she might feel embarrassed about misunderstanding others or where there is background noise?
- Does he/she ask you to repeat yourself more often than previously?
- Does he/she need the TV or radio louder than you think necessary?
- Does he/she turn his/her head to try and hear better?
If you have answered YES to one or more of these questions you should encourage your loved one to see our audiologist at the Hearing Institute of Western Michigan.
Call Western Michigan ENT at (231) 398-9536 for more information or to schedule an appointment.