Being Deaf vs. Being Hard of Hearing
Are you experiencing hearing loss? More than 50 million Americans are either hard of hearing or going deaf at a steady pace. There is a large percentage of these people who are children and young adults. Hearing loss can occur at any age. The earlier it is caught, the better chance you have to receive treatment and slow the progression of the loss.
You need to take notice and acknowledge your hearing loss
Hearing loss can be tough for others to detect, unless you’re frequently around some of the same people and interact with them regularly. When you lose your hearing, your brain will automatically attempt to compensate for the loss by filling in the blanks. Because hearing loss is so gradual, many people who experience it tend to ignore the symptoms until it gets serious.
Signs that you’re going deaf
In some cases, hearing loss can happen instantly after an accident or being exposed to dangerous levels of noise. Any sounds over 85 dB (decibels) can cause hearing loss. Overall, a decline in hearing happens gradually over time. This slow rate can help you recognize the signs of going deaf long before the ability to hear sound is entirely lost.
There are many symptoms and obvious shifts in how you react to others that can suggest hearing loss. They don’t verify that hearing loss is absolutely present, but the following are signs that you should get your hearing tested by a professional:
There are a number of reasons as to why you may experience temporary hearing loss, or not be able to notice sounds due to background noises. It could be noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) or hearing loss caused by an autoimmune disease. If you, or a loved one, are experiencing any of the signs of hearing loss that were previously listed, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a free hearing test and consultation. We offer a variety of hearing aids that can help with your listening needs.
Please be aware that Pure Sound services will only be available by appointment and for essential visits at this time. Essential visits include all appointments that require new hearing aid fittings, repairs, and re-fittings. We ask that you please wait in your car, while wearing your mask, and place your hearing aids in a clean zip lock bag. We will come to your car to get them. If you are having any problems with your hearing aids, or need supplies for your hearing aids, please call us before visiting one of our offices.
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