Signs of Hearing Loss

By Central Alabama ENT Associates
November 23, 2020
Category: Otolaryngology
Tags: Hearing Loss  

Hearing loss could occur for various reasons and at ay point in your life. But since it tends to occur gradually, there’s a chance that you might not notice it immediately. With this in mind, below are hearing loss warning signs that you should tell your doctor at Central Alabama ENT Associates as soon as possible

Warning Signs in Adults

You might be developing hearing loss if you’re experiencing two or more of these symptoms:

  • Constantly asking others to repeat what they’ve just said
  • Trouble following a conversation if more than one person is talking simultaneously
  • Straining to understand or completely misunderstanding things that are said to you
  • Dizziness, and/or ringing or pain in your ears
  • People complaining that the volume of what you’re listening to or watching is too loud
  • Thinking that other individuals are always mumbling
  • Difficulty hearing people talk over the phone
  • Trouble hearing conversations in noisy environments

Red Flags in Children

Younger individuals usually don’t realize that their healing is off or might not have the ability to tell you exactly what they are feeling. That being said, here are warning signs to look out for that might indicate reduced hearing:

  • Responding to sound inconsistently
  • Unclear speech
  • A speech or language delay
  • Not responding when calling them
  • Unable to follow instructions
  • Watching a video or listening to music with the volume turned up high

How to Manage Hearing Loss

Once you start to experience the hearing loss symptoms mentioned above, visit your doctor in Montgomery, AL, for a checkup immediately. Your doctor can find out what’s causing your hearing loss and recommend the best ways to treat and manage your condition. Meanwhile, help yourself with the following tips:

  • Tell your family and friends that you’re having difficulty hearing them so they’ll be able to offer you support.
  • Ask people to talk more slowly and loudly.
  • Ask people to face you when conversing with you. Understanding what they’re communicating may be easier if you can clearly see their body language, lips, and expressions.
  • Refrain from exposing yourself to background noise whenever possible. Opt for a quiet environment when going out and bring noise-canceling earplugs or headphones as a backup.

Speak to Us For More Details, Questions, or Concerns About Hearing Loss

Book a consultation here at Central Alabama ENT Associates in Montgomery, AL, with Dr. Wallace Vaughan or Dr. C. Elliott Morgan by dialing (334) 277-0484.