INFORMATION ON HEARING LOSS
For many, hearing loss is part of the aging process. Hearing loss can also have other causes: genetic predisposition, ear infections, diseases, traumatic injuries or overexposure to noise.
A common problem
One of the most common health problems is hearing loss. It is also unfortunately one of the most overlooked problems. Hearing loss and its psychological effects can be easily treated with success.
Hearing without understanding
Hearing loss is not the same as listening to sounds as if the volume is low. In fact, you may notice that some spoken sounds, such as ch, s, and f, are more difficult to hear than others. This is why some people with hearing loss say they can hear people talking, but they don't understand what they are saying.
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The problem is not limited to a hearing disorder
While most hearing loss does not cause physical suffering, it often has unfortunate social and psychological consequences, including lack of communication, social isolation, professional difficulties, depression, frustration and loss of self-esteem. Untreated hearing loss in children can delay the development of speech, language and learning skills.
Signs of hearing loss
If you suspect you have a hearing loss, ask yourself the following questions:
Do you often ask others to repeat what they say?
Do you listen to TV or radio louder than the others?
Do you find it particularly difficult to follow a conversation when there is background noises?
Do you think others mumble when they talk to you?
Do you have difficulty following group conversations?
Do you find it difficult to identify where the sounds are coming from?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a hearing problem. It is important that you speak to a hearing care professional who can help you determine the degree of your hearing loss and what actions you should take.
You are not alone
If you suspect that you have less desire to socialize, to participate in meetings, or group events due to a reduction in your hearing, it is important to have your hearing evaluated by a certified audiologist, because the hearing deterioration is gradual. Often, your entourage will notice it before you. It is important to know that you are not alone. About 1 out of 10 people suffers from some level of hearing loss. Fortunately, around 90% of these people can be helped with hearing aids.