I May Have Hearing Loss

Aug 9, 2011 by

If you think you or someone you know might have a hearing loss you are not alone. 17 % of people in the United States have hearing loss. Our Doctors of Audiology can help you find out if you do have a loss and  how we can help you.

Hearing Loss

If you find that you ask for frequent repetitions, turn the television too loud for  others, have difficulty hearing in crowds or noisy places, or find that you hear a conversation but have difficulty understanding the words, you may have hearing loss and it’s time to schedule a hearing exam.

Hearing loss can be found at birth, or it can occur at any time in your life. Hearing doctors believe that age, heredity, medical conditions, and chronic exposure to loud noises are the main factors that contribute to hearing loss over time.

Signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:

  • Barely audible speech and other sounds
  • Difficulty understanding words, particularly against background noise
  • Frequently needing others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
  • Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio higher than normal
  • Withdrawal from conversations
  • Avoidance of some social situations

Research shows that untreated hearing loss can cause negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects. Don’t let this happen to you. At HearFlorida, we offer the latest hearing aid technology available to help improve your hearing ability. Contact us today to request an appointment.

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