Hearing loss can often come gradually and unnoticed until your hearing is so far gone you can’t help but to notice. If you can relate to any of these signs you should visit your local audiologist like the team at Platinum Hearing Aids for a hearing test in Dearborn, and Southfield Michigan.
1. You’re Saying “What?” a lot
If “what” or “huh” are becoming your two favorite words to use, chances are you might have some hearing loss. This is a sign that you aren’t getting the signals you need to properly process speech. However, it could also be that you just know many quiet people who don’t like to speak loudly. Either way, it’s a good idea to get a hearing test.
2. You’re Missing Telephone Calls
As people get older it can be hard to hear high pitched sounds of a telephone ring. If you are missing more calls than normal, even when you’re available to take them you might have some hearing loss.
3. You Can’t Hold a Conversation in Loud Settings
When you’re out to dinner at a noisy restaurant is it hard to filter out the loud ambient noise around and hone in on the conversation you’re having? This is a sign of hearing loss, and a common complaint when patients come in for hearing tests at Platinum Hearing Aids In Southfield & Allen Park. The more our hearing deteriorates the harder it becomes to focus on one thing. If you’re beginning to notice the same you should make an appointment too.
4. Your Neighbors or Family Members Say Your TV is Too Loud
This is a classic complaint we get from spouses when patients come in for hearing tests. As we lose our hearing, we compensate by turning up the volume on devices like our TVs, radios, and media players. After a while the sound gets too loud for other people to stand, causing friends and family members to argue about the noise level.
5. You Have Particular Trouble Hearing Children and Women
Hearing loss of a specific frequency range is common. Older people will usually lose hearing in higher frequencies. Women and children tend to speak within these frequencies, making it more difficult to hear them. Getting a hearing test can help you and your doctor determine if this is the case and help you determine what will be best for your case.
Get a Hearing Test at Platinum Hearing Aids Today
If you have been noticing any of the signs mentioned above, you could be developing some hearing loss. If so, we encourage you to contact
us to make an appointment to get your hearing tested at our Southfield or Allen Park, MI hearing centers. See you soon!