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3/25/2016
Three Men Sitting Together
Sometimes life is just noisy.  Did I ask my wife to repeat herself because I have a hearing loss or because I had the water running at the sink?  Read more...

 

Sometimes life is just noisy.  Did I ask my wife to repeat herself because I have a hearing loss or because I had the water running at the sink?  It can be challenging to know if I actually have hearing loss or not.  Our friends over at Healthy Hearing have put together a great list of common signs that you might have hearing loss.  Here are just a few:

• You have trouble hearing people talking on the telephone
• You have trouble following a conversation when people are talking at the same time
• The family complains that the TV is too loud

The article states that hearing loss due to the aging process is the most common cause of hearing loss.  The challenge with this type of hearing loss is that it occurs gradually – so gradual that many people don’t even recognize that they are missing things.  As we age, the higher frequencies tend to be the first to go.  That means that you can still hear mid and low frequency sounds, but that you start missing parts of words and have to work harder to pick up on speech and other sounds.  They recommend early detection and treatment for the best potential treatment outcome. 
You can see the whole list of signs that you may have hearing loss, along with the rest of the article here:  www.healthyhearing.com/report/43310-Ten-signs-of-hearingloss/

Taking action is the best way to prevent further hearing loss.  CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing care.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!

Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator