When to Wear Hearing Aids

When to Wear Hearing Aids

 

The problem with hearing loss is that you will not notice it coming. It just slowly and gradually creeps in and when you start to become aware of it, the condition has already developed in a way that you can no longer restore your hearing back to how it was before.

 

So, what are the signs that will show you that your hearing ability is slowly decreasing? Here are some clues that will tell you if you need to see an audiologist or ENT specialist for a hearing aids prescription and use the most appropriate hearing aid.

 

  • Do you strain to understand what your family and friends are saying when they are talking to you?
  • Do they complain that you are always asking them to repeat what they have just said?
  • Do you find it difficult to follow the conversation of your fellow workers, friends or family when you are in a crowded place?
  • Are you having difficulty in understanding what the other party is saying while you are talking to him over the telephone?
  • Are you hearing ringing sounds in your ears?
  • Do you have a problem in understanding the oral instructions given to you by your superiors?
  • Do you have dizziness problems?
  • Do you oftentimes feel pain in your ears?
  • Do you find it hard to hear what the other person is saying if he is in another room?
  • Do you find yourself turning up the volume of the TV or stereo most of the time?
  • Are you often asking people to speak a little louder when you are talking to them?
  • Do you oftentimes misunderstand the things that other people are saying?

 

If you answer yes to two or more of these questions, you need to think about buying a hearing aid or at least see an audiologist.

 

Apart from self-assessment, your family and close friends can also help you determine if you really need to wear a hearing device. In fact, as you can see from the questions above, they are the most affected by your hearing loss. If you will not act on this problem early on, they will be forced to make accommodations for your hearing problem or act as interpreters to those who are not aware of your condition.

 

You need to be sure that the hearing aid that you will buy is just right for you hearing problem. This is why you just can’t go to any medical store that sells hearing devices.

 

The best way is to ask an audiologist for a hearing aids prescription. He will first diagnose your condition, and if he believes that your hearing loss cannot be treated medically or surgically, he will prescribe the right type of hearing device that will alleviate your hearing problem.

 

Source:
HK Hearing & Speech Centre
Specialist of Hearing test & assessment,
and Hearing Aids Prescription
http://www.hkhearingspeech.com

 

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