Hearing loss can be a gradual thing as we get older and is medically referred to as presbycusis. The different types of hearing loss including conductive, involving the middle and outer ear. Sensorineural takes place in the inner ear and there can also be a combination of both types. So, what are some of the symptoms to look out for?
You might be suffering from some form of hearing loss if you experience the following:
Understanding what people are saying to you which is worse when there is background noise like crowded areas or traffic, for example.
Speech and other sounds feel muffled.
Experiencing difficulty hearing consonants in words during speech.
If you often find yourself asking others to speak more loudly, slowly or clearly.
Avoiding social environments for fear of struggling to cope.
Finding background noise is frustrating or upsetting.
Find yourself constantly turning up the television or radio.
A ringing sound in the ears.
Aging and repeated exposure to loud noises can both contribute to hearing loss. Other factors might include impacted earwax. For Ear wax removal Sutton Coldfield, go to www.earwax.co.uk/ear-wax-removal-near-me/sutton-coldfield
Too much earwax is likely to be a short term issue with an easy fix, helping you to hear better once the impaction is removed. Other hearing loss problems are less easy to fix but there are ways to make significant improvements to what you are able to hear.
Remember to never insert anything into your ears in an attempt to relieve any discomfort you might be feeling and always consult a healthcare professional.