Good hearing is something we tend to take for granted. And sometimes, we don’t know we’ve suffered hearing loss until it affects our everyday lives. But that needn’t be the case.
Read on for some common warning signs of hearing loss.
1. You turn up the volume on the TV or radio
It’s a familiar story. You turn on the TV or radio and find the volume has been turned down low. Or your family members repeatedly ask you to turn the sound down. Of course, we all occasionally struggle to hear when the sound output is low, but if you need to turn up the volume on a daily basis, it could be a sign of hearing loss.
2. You’re always asking people to repeat themselves
Asking people to repeat themselves is one of the most common signs of hearing loss. If you can’t understand what people are saying, we tend to assume they’re mumbling or you weren’t paying full attention. However, if this happens often and it’s becoming a real nuisance, it’s worth booking a hearing test.
3. You find conversations difficult
You could be straining to hold a conversation without even noticing it. And it’s not just in noisy bars and restaurants where you struggle to hold a conversation. You may find that trying to follow a conversation makes you feel fatigued, and you stop making an effort. If you’re having difficulty filtering out noises, or you’ve started avoiding social engagements because noisy environments are a struggle, it’s time to consult an audiologist.
4. You have ringing in your ears
15% of the world’s population experiences some form of tinnitus. The persistent ringing in your eyes can range from deafening to barely audible, but hearing loss is the most common cause of tinnitus. As the hearing receptors fail, the active pathways in the brain create their own noise as you struggle to hear something you can’t.
If you’re experiencing ringing in your eyes, a hearing test can help you identify suitable treatments for your tinnitus.
5. You have a history of noise exposure
If you’ve spent time in a noisy environment, either working or enjoying pastimes like shooting and going to concerts, it’s a good idea to have your hearing assessed. You may have experienced hearing loss and need a tailor-made solution. So book a hearing test – and if you’re local to Newark on Trent, near Nottingham, our friendly team can advise on the appropriate technology for your hearing issues.
6. You have certain medical conditions
Living with diabetes or heart disease or undergoing cancer treatment, can affect your hearing. The cochlea depends on a steady blood flow and can be damaged by certain conditions and treatments. Therefore, we recommend that you have a hearing assessment to ensure that any hearing changes are monitored.
7. You’re over 60
The statistics are clear. A quarter of people between 65 and 74 have some level of hearing loss, while half of those aged 75 and over have disabling hearing loss. So arranging a hearing assessment can help to pinpoint any issues before you suffer a profound hearing loss.
8. You’re missing sounds you shouldn’t
If you regularly sleep through your alarm or miss the doorbell, then you may no longer be able to hear certain tones and pitches. Missing such deliberately intrusive sounds could be a sign of hearing loss, so book a hearing test as soon as possible.
Book a hearing test with London Eye Bespoke Eyewear.
At London Eye Bespoke Eyewear, we can help assess your hearing health and find a discrete, bespoke solution based on the latest audio technology. Contact us today to book your hearing test in Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire.