Do you need hearing aids?
Written by Charles Balyozian - Discount Hearing Aids
Hearing loss occurs gradually over time which explains why most people don’t realize the extent of their loss. The loss of hearing affects not just us but our interaction with people around us. Friends, family and co-workers are all directly affected in varying degrees whether we know it or not.
The following questions are a quick way to determine whether you should get a more thorough evaluation from a hearing health professional.
The purpose of these questions is to identify if you may have a hearing problem. Circle Yes, Sometimes, or No for each question.
- Do you have difficulty hearing on the telephone? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Are you confused about where sounds come from? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you have difficulty hearing when someone speaks in a whisper? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you strain to understand conversation? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you have trouble following a conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do family members or friends get annoyed because you misunderstand what they say? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you feel that people in general mumble? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you have to turn the volume up on the TV or radio? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you feel that any difficulty with your hearing limits or hampers your personal or social life? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you have trouble hearing in a restaurant or crowded room? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you ask people to repeat often? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you worry about misunderstanding and giving the wrong response? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you fake understanding conversations? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do you have trouble understanding the speech of women and children? Yes, Sometimes, No
- Do family members or friends think you have a hearing loss? Yes, Sometimes, No
If you answered yes or sometimes to 7 or more questions, you may have a hearing loss concern.
These questions were developed for screening purposes only. Any hearing loss should be evaluated by a hearing health care specialist.
Many people live with hearing loss because they think they can not afford the cost of hearing aids, or because they do not like the way they look. There have been some great advances in the past couple of years in hearing aid technology. Some of the best solutions are now not only affordable, but almost invisible as well. Invisible hearing aids go deep in the ear canal, or go behind the ear, utilizing super thin, clear tubes.
For more information Please contact one of our Massachusetts hearing centers
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Do you recall the fun we had at Eric Duell’s expense yesterday?
I think I found a guy who actually meets the definition of a heavy drinker. David Wagner.
David Wagner tried to light his hearing aid with a lighter, apparently mistaking it for a cigarette.
That doesn’t mention he was driving at the time or that he claims to have finished off a half a bottle of Jager. While his own life and the life of passersby may be in jeopardy, Jager isn’t beer so this guy has nothing to worry about on the gastric cancer front, unless of course he has that special gene.
Photo from the news story linked above.