At Clear Choice Hearing and Balance, we recommend considering a hearing evaluation if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms:
Difficulty in Conversations: If you find it challenging to follow conversations, especially in noisy environments, or if you often ask people to repeat themselves, it could be an early sign of hearing loss.
Volume Control: If you frequently need to increase the volume on your TV, radio, or electronic devices, and others find the volume uncomfortably loud, it may indicate a hearing issue.
Muffled Sounds: If you perceive that sounds are muffled, unclear, or distorted, it's a potential indicator of hearing loss.
Tinnitus: The presence of persistent ringing, buzzing, or other noises in your ears may suggest an underlying hearing problem.
Social Withdrawal: If you start to withdraw from social situations or avoid group gatherings because it's difficult to hear and engage in conversations, this can be a sign of hearing difficulties.
Family and Friends' Concerns: Often, family members and friends notice hearing issues before the individual does. If they express concerns about your hearing, it's worth considering an evaluation.
Age and Risk Factors: Age is a common risk factor for hearing loss. If you're over 50 years old, regular hearing check-ups are advisable. Other risk factors, like exposure to loud noise, genetics, or certain medical conditions, can also contribute to hearing problems.
Balance Issues: Sometimes, hearing and balance are interconnected. If you experience dizziness or balance problems alongside hearing issues, it's important to seek a hearing evaluation.
Struggling with Phone Conversations: Difficulty hearing or understanding phone conversations, even when using the speakerphone, can be a sign of hearing loss.
Altered Perception: If you notice that you can hear some sounds clearly while struggling with others, this can be a sign of uneven hearing loss.