Many times when I am out in the community giving a talk, or speaking with friends and family, people tell me they think they can hear fine, but don’t know for sure.
The best way to know for sure is to get your hearing checked. Generally we say that an annual hearing check is a great idea. However, here are a few signs to watch for that may mean you need to get your hearing tested sooner rather than later:
- Sign #1 Not Understanding
You may hear people talking, but don’t always understand what is being said
- Sign #2 Everybody Mumbles
You feel that a large number of people mumble whenever they talk
- Sign #3 Background Noise
You have difficulty understanding speech when there is background noise
- Sign #4 Telephone
You have difficulty following a conversation on the telephone
- Sign #5 The TV is too Loud
Your friends or family members have told you that they feel the TV is too loud!
If you can relate to any or all of these signs, it may be time to get your hearing tested. Being proactive about hearing health is extremely important in promoting social, psychological, and mental health. If you have any questions, contact us or give us a call at 214-363-HEAR.