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ADULT HEARING TEST & ASSESSMENTS
What is hearing loss?
Hearing loss is when there is sudden or gradual decrease in how well you hear. It is one of the most common conditions that affect older and elderly adults. Nearly 1 in 3 people between the age of 65 and 75 has hearing loss. Approximately 50% of People older than 75 have difficulty in hearing. Person with hearing loss finds harder to understand and follow doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings and to hear doorbells and alarms. Hearing loss also make it difficult to enjoy talking with family and friends. All these can be frustrating, embarrassing and even dangerous.
Signs of hearing loss
Hearing loss can either be gradual over the period or emerge suddenly. In either onset of hearing loss there are some common indications. One can suspect hearing loss if they experience any of the signs below.
You may have hearing loss if you
Difficulty understanding speech in group or in the background noise
Ask people to repeat frequently
Think other people sound muffled, don’t speak distinctly or as if they are mumbling
Have difficulty hearing women and children
Turns up TV or radio to higher volume
Lip read or watch people’s face when they talk to you
Tinnitus or ringing in your ears
Notice you are annoyed at people because you cannot hear or understand them
Feel stressed out because of straining to hear what others are saying
Embarrassed to meet people because you misunderstand them as what others are saying
Feels nervous about trying to hear and to understand
Avoid social situations because of difficulty in hearing
Have family history of hearing loss
Are on or took medications (ototoxic drugs) that can harm the hearing system