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Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss can be either sudden or gradual, depending on the cause. Some people lose hearing due to infection, over exposure to loud noise, or injury, while others might notice their hearing declining due to age or as a result of certain disease processes. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of auditory impairment in order to know when to involve a medical professional. There are several ways for a clinician to test auditory functioning, but how could you tell if you or one of your loved ones was beginning to lose the capacity to hear?

Hearing Loss

Several symptoms that you or a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss:

  • The necessity to turn up the volume on the radio or television
  • Frequent requests in conversation for repetition
  • Muffling of voices and sounds
  • Difficulty being able to extract conversation from background noise
  • Avoidance of certain situations, or social isolation
  • Tendency to stare at people’s mouths while they’re speaking
  • Fatigue at the end of the day related to straining to hear
  • Missing bits of information, for example: the punch line to a joke

Some signs that your loved one may have a decrease in auditory function include:

  • Requests in conversation for frequent repetition
  • Lack of response to questions, when not asked face to face
  • The ability to sleep through loud noise
  • Higher than average volume on the television or radio