Why is hearing important?
Sound and verbal communication play such an important role in our daily lives that any difficulty with hearing can severely affect the quality of your life! If you struggle with following conversations or are embarrassed to ask people to repeat themselves, you may be likely to avoid social situations. As a result, untreated hearing loss can lead to depression, anxiety, paranoia and a breakdown of social relationships. It can also have a negative impact on work performance and earning potential. One in five American adults lives with hearing loss1 yet many people wait years before seeking help. If you or someone you love is experiencing signs of hearing loss, don’t let it interfere with your life any longer. Get a hearing evaluation today.
How do I know if I have hearing loss?
- Do people often say you are talking too loud?
- Do you prefer for the TV or radio volume to be louder than others do?
- Do you often need to ask people to repeat themselves, particularly in groups or in situations with background noise?
- Do you have difficulty hearing what is said unless you are facing the speaker?
- Is your hearing better in one ear than in the other?
- Do you have difficulty hearing quiet or high-pitched sounds, such as a dripping faucet or your turn signal?
- Do you strain to hear, or think that people mumble when they speak?
- Do you find that you have more difficulty hearing women or children?
- Have you ever experienced ringing in the ears (tinnitus)?
If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, you may have hearing loss. Call (804) 937-EARS (3277) to schedule a hearing evaluation today or click here to schedule an appointment online.
Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)