What Are You Not Hearing?
When we discuss hearing loss, people often shrug it off because silence is easy to ignore. It’s also easy to dismiss an inability to hear on a phone or in a crowded restaurant as being an isolated incident.
The truth is that hearing loss occurs at different levels, so not being able to hear in certain situations or environments can be a sign of hearing loss.
Here are some questions than can help determine your hearing health and if you have a hearing deficit:
Do you often:
- Have a problem hearing on the telephone?
- Have trouble hearing when there is noise in the background?
- Strain to understand a conversation?
- Misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?
- Ask people to repeat themselves?
- Hear a ringing, roaring or hissing sound?
- Have trouble understanding when women or children speak?
- Think people seem to mumble or not speak clearly?
- Have people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?
If you answer "yes" to three or more of these questions, you could have a hearing problem and should make an appointment to have your hearing evaluated. Contact Waterville Audiology at 207-872-0320 for a hearing test. You could ring in the New Year enjoying the many sounds of life that you have been missing.
Dr. Becca Rancourt, AuD., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology