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What are the early signs of hearing loss?

woman with a hearing her hand behind ear You may not even realize you are having hearing problems until someone points out to you how loud the volume on your TV is or how you keep asking them to repeat themselves. A comprehensive hearing test will be able to tell you what is causing your hearing issues and what your treatment options are. Read on for some signs that it might be time to make an appointment for a hearing test.

Are you hearing as well as you used to?

You may be developing problems with your hearing if you:

• Have more and more difficulty understanding conversations with people right next to you when you are in a crowd

• Are exhausted at the end of the day because you have been straining to hear all day

• Always think people are mumbling

• Are missing out on high-pitched sounds such as children speaking

• Are often asking people to repeat themselves because you didn’t hear what they said

• Have noticed tinnitus lately – a ringing in your ears, which can be caused by age-related hearing loss

• Have had to turn up the volume on the radio or TV more and more lately

• Notice that you are watching people’s mouths as they speak to try to understand what they are saying

Although age-related hearing loss typically happens in our sixties or seventies, it is important to remember that hearing loss can happen to people of any age. There is no shame in not hearing as well as you used to – what’s important is that you get help so that you can hear properly and enjoy life!

Some changes in hearing can be so gradual that you don’t even realize you are having problems. If you start to notice you aren’t enjoying your favorite activities like you used to because you just aren’t hearing like you used to, it may be time to do something about it. Hearing loss can affect your health and your quality of life. If you start to notice any of the above signs, call Sinus & Snoring Specialists for help. Call the office in Austin, Texas, at (512) 601-0303, for a hearing consultation today.

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