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Signs of Hearing Loss

News Flash: 1 out of 6 Canadians experience hearing loss

How do you know if you’re suffering from hearing loss? What are the signs of hearing loss?

  • You listen to the TV or Radio at a high volume.
  • You’re always asking people to repeat themselves because you didn’t catch what they said.
  • When you’re talking to someone on the phone, the other person sounds unclear.
  • You find it hard to hear people at work, social situations and noisy environments.
  • You experience frequent ringing in your ears.
  • You read lips when people are talking to you.
  • You have problems following a conversation that involves more than two people.

When hearing loss happens, it doesn’t just affect you physically – it can also affect you emotionally. Here are some emotional side effects that can occur due to hearing loss:

  • You’re embarrassed to go out socially because you don’t want to misunderstand people, so you start to withdraw from social situations and isolate yourself.
  • You’re stressed out because you’re always straining to hear what people are saying.
  • You become annoyed because you can’t hear what others are saying.
  • You feel anxious that others will notice that you can’t hear or understand what they are saying.

Your hearing loss may be the cause of a medical issue. This can be the result of the following factors:

  • Hearing loss runs in your family.
  • You’re taking medications (such as ototoxic drugs) that affect the hearing system.
  • They can be the result of diabetes, heart, circulation or thyroid problems.
  • You’ve been exposed to loud sounds over a long period or a single exposure to explosive noise.
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When you suspect a hearing loss, knowing the causes and corrective measures will help you not only minimize the effects, but also ensure you get the help you need so you can enjoy a high quality of life.

If you suspect hearing loss, send us an email or call us at 416.551.4327 (HEAR).