Hearing loss has been identified as one of the world’s most common health problems. It can be caused by ear infections, illness, trauma, advancing age, genetic conditions as well as prolonged exposure to noise. Should you feel you may be experiencing some degree of hearing loss, consider the following:
Do you ask for frequent repetition when spoken to?
Do you require the TV or radio set louder than others prefer?
Do you have difficulty following conversation in the presence of background noise?
Do you feel people mumble? Is it difficult for you to determine the location of sounds?
Do your ears feel blocked all the time? Symptoms frequently associated with hearing loss include dizziness, vertigo and tinnitus.
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you would benefit from contacting a hearing healthcare professional for a full assessment of your hearing status.