- Have difficulty in understanding what is being said, unless you are directly facing the speaker?
- Find yourself complaining that people are mumbling or slurring their words?
- Are continually asking people to repeat words or phrases, though they feel they’re speaking loud enough?
- Prefer the TV or radio louder than others do?
- Have difficulty understanding conversation within a group of people?
- Avoid group meetings, social occasions, public facilities, or family gatherings where listening may be difficult?
- Have trouble hearing at the movies, house of worship, concert halls, or at other public gatherings – especially where sound sources are at a distance?
- Have ringing in the ears or other head noises? (hissing, buzzing, crickets, etc). Tinnitus often accompanies hearing loss, but not always, and as such, may be the ears way of saying “ouch!”
If you checked at least two of these questions, you may have a hearing loss and need to have your hearing tested. Call Trinity Hearing Care today 419-542-8700.
Loss of hearing affects over 30 million Americans of all ages. Hearing loss can range from being very mild in nature, resulting in not hearing faint, high pitched sounds or voices, to impairment that is so severe very loud noises may not be detected.
As with most other health problems, early detection allows for more effective intervention. In some cases, hearing loss is medically treatable and may be improved. In cases where the hearing loss is permanent, hearing aids are a form of treatment that allow for compensation of the hearing loss. Early detection and intervention also offers a means of support for both the hearing impaired person and his family with the social and mental burdens often associated with hearing loss.