Listen Up: It’s Time to Confront Your Hearing Loss
It can be easy to ignore hearing loss. You can quickly blame hearing problems on noisy environments, quiet talkers or pronunciation/accent barriers. If these excuses are becoming the norm, rather than the exception, it may be time to confront your hearing loss and take action to improve it.
“Are you having problems hearing? If so, those around you already know it. Hearing loss is no laughing matter, so don’t be a punchline.”
- Leslie Nielsen, hearing-impaired late actor and hearing health advocate
It’s true: the people around you may already suspect that your hearing has declined – even before you fully realize it. Here are some sure signs that you may not be experiencing life in the same ways other people are:
- Constant need to have discussions repeated for you
- Increase in times you make a joke out of hearing things incorrectly
- Continual requests from others to turn down the volume on the television or radio
- Miscommunications leading to date confusions, missed events, etc.
- Complete lack of response to other people that is viewed by others as rudeness
- Feelings of isolation
The good news is that today’s hearing aids can be completely invisible or barely visible, allowing you to restore sound to your life without making it obvious that you need hearing assistance (if that is your major concern).
Hearing loss is nothing to be ashamed of; it’s time to stop ignoring it. If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss in Phoenix, contact the hearing specialists at Biltmore ENT by calling (602) 932-6149 to arrange a hearing aid evaluation.