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Is Your Hearing as Good as You Think?

Is Your Hearing as Good as You Think?

Date: 16th November 2021 | By: Les Cavilla

We develop our language through hearing as our ears play a vital role in processing information, expressing ourselves and communicating with those around us. When our ears begin to fail, we can use hearing aids to restore some of the hearing functions we have lost.
As we age, it is natural to lose our hearing or find difficulties with hearing others. So, is your hearing as good as you think?

How To Detect Hearing Loss
I hate to break it to you, but your hearing may not be as good as you think. Let's review three cases where you should seek guidance from Les at Swindon Hearing Specialists, to rule out or treat hearing loss.

1. "What?" "Huh?" "Can You Repeat That?"
You may begin to realise you have a hearing problem when you ask those you are talking to, to repeat themselves. It may seem as though people are talking in low tones or mumbling. It may also be challenging to hear high-pitched voices.

Additionally, things that were once loud may seem quiet and distant. Regardless, the constant need to ask others to repeat themselves can be tiresome for all parties involved.

2. You Struggle To Follow Conversations
Our ability to process and interpret information can decline as we age. However, if you constantly have difficulty keeping up during group conversations, especially when two or more people are talking simultaneously, you may be experiencing hearing loss.

3. Feeling Drained After Conversations
When experiencing hearing loss, you may have to read a person's lips when they are talking, focusing excessively, or even straining to get closer to the individual to grasp all the information. After such conversations, you may feel physically and emotionally drained.

Additionally, you may feel as if you were not successful in communicating your needs or wants. This feeling of fatigue after such conversations may be connected to your hearing.

Schedule a Hearing Test
As tempting as it may be to ignore the above symptoms of hearing loss, it may be time to get a hearing test. As recommended by experts, an adult should visit an Audiologist such as Les here at Swindon Hearing Specialists and get their hearing tested every ten years until the age of 50, then continue with tests every three years after that.
It may not be easy to detect hearing loss as it can be a gradual process, but the sooner you notice the problem, the sooner you can gain results and hear well again. Let us help! Swindon Hearing Specialists | Ear Wax Removal | Hearing Tests Swindon