The average person with hearing loss takes seven years before they get treatment. Why so long? For many, they may not recognize the signs of hearing loss. Some simply choose not to acknowledge that there is a problem. Regardless of the reason, here are some key symptoms to be on the lookout for:
- Trouble understanding certain words
- People sound like they’re mumbling
- Others complain the volume is too high on the television or radio
- Speaking loudly
- Not reacting to loud noises
- Using one ear over the other
- Noise at social gatherings is frustrating
Once you recognize there is a problem, do not allow fear or embarrassment to keep you from seeking help. It’s time to spring into action and take control. Early detection of hearing loss matters! Treatment options can range from a simple cleaning of the ear canal, to obtaining hearing aids, to possible surgery depending upon the diagnosis.
The consequences of waiting to seek treatment are high. To be clear, your emotional and physical health is at risk. Don’t wait too long to have an EAR-piphany! Watch Eddy the Ear as he talks about seeking a hearing care professional: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj-tkyKhvOE.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life. To learn more about how to qualify for a no-cost CaptionCall phone, visit www.captioncall.com.
Written By Julie Moselle, Senior Marketing Specialist