Hearing loss affects around 466 million people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. Hearing loss can occur gradually and other people may notice your hearing has deteriorated before you do. You may no longer be able to hear some of your favorite sounds, you strain to understand conversations or need the television volume to be much louder.
It’s important to pay attention to the first signs of hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss can lead to isolation, depression, memory problems and even increase your risk of developing dementia.
While only a hearing care professional can tell you for sure whether you have hearing loss, here are six common signs that your hearing may be affected:
Hearing loss affects around 466 million people around the world, according to WHO.
Struggle to hear in crowds
Even if you suspect you only have a mild hearing loss, letting it go untreated can put a strain on your relationships. However, it can also lead to:
If you suspect that you may have hearing loss or people around you have begun to make comments about your hearing, it’s time to get your hearing tested. There are several treatments for hearing loss that can significantly improve your hearing. For example:
While these treatments may not be able to fully restore your hearing, they have the potential of transforming your quality of life.
The sooner you take action on your hearing loss and schedule a hearing test, the sooner you will be able to regain your confidence, sharpness and take back control of your life.
It's time to finally treat your hearing loss. Sign up for a free consultation with a licensed hearing care professional today to determine if you have hearing loss. It’s the start of your journey towards better hearing.