Hearing Loss

Hearing screening SHOULD continue throughout life. Children should be screened periodically through their schools-going years. Adults should be screened as part of regular medical check-ups.

Recent studies confirmed that people who lost hearing function could also be at a higher risk for dementia. Studies further indicate that people with hearing loss who embrace hearing aids can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning.

So, how do you know when you or a loved one might suffer from a hearing loss? What are possible indicators or symptoms of hearing loss?

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IF YOUR ANSWER TO ANY OF THESE IS YES, YOU MAY HAVE A HEARING LOSS.

I experience difficulty hearing people over the telephone.

I have to turn the TV’s volume up louder than others prefer.

I have to strain to hear people speak during conversations.

I worry that I won't hear the doorbell or the phone ring.

I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy environment such as a restaurant.

I don't always know where sounds are coming from.

I don't always catch all the words in a sentence and often need to ask people to repeat themselves

I have trouble hearing the voices of women and children.

I experience difficulty hearing the speaker in a large room, such as a meeting.

Many people I talk to seem to mumble or speak unclearly.

Social activities and conversations are difficult to maintain.

Family members and friends have told me they think I may have a hearing loss

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