updated: Jun. 30, 2017
Do you find it difficult to keep up with conversations or hear in noisy places? You may benefit from a hearing aid. The otolaryngologists at Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians in Sun City and Sun City West, AZ, explain a few signs that may mean a hearing aid could help you.
Somebody decreased the volume
Does it seem like nothing is loud enough anymore? If you struggle to hear the television or radio, or it seems as if everyone you know has suddenly decided to speak slightly above a whisper, you may have a hearing problem. Hearing problems can occur due to age, exposure to loud noises, illnesses or the medications you take to manage your illnesses.
You have relationship troubles
Do people swear that they told you about a meeting or event, yet you don't remember hearing anything about the important plans? In some cases, people who have hearing loss develop relationship troubles because they only hear certain words in the conversation and try to simply guess the point of the conversation. Problems can also occur if your partner, friends or co-workers think you're ignoring them.
Hearing is harder if you can't see the other person
If you have a hearing problem, you may notice that it's harder to hear in dark rooms or over the telephone. When hearing loss occurs, it's only natural to rely on your vision to provide clues.
You hate going to the movies
Movie theaters can be very uncomfortable places if you have hearing loss. When background music accompanies dialogue, it can be difficult to understand the words, even if the volume is very loud.
Hearing aids offer an effective solution
Hearing aids don't just make sounds louder, but also help you tune out background noises. Most feature several settings for a variety of situations. Do you think you would have trouble getting used to wearing something in your ear? You may find an over-the-ear hearing aid more comfortable. When you visit our Sun City or Sun City West office, we'll help you'll find a comfortable hearing aid that enhances your ability to hear a range of sounds.
Do you suffer from any of the signs of hearing loss? If you do, schedule an appointment with Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians by calling the Sun City, AZ, office or the Sun City West, AZ, office.