The urge to turn up the television and having difficulty following what’s been said is one possible sign of hearing loss.
(PRWEB UK) 9 May 2013
To mark Deaf Awareness Week which is taking place from the 6th – 12th May, organised by the UK council, Hidden Hearing has issued a guide to spotting the early signs of hearing loss.
Hearing loss can happen gradually and become worse over time, making it difficult to notice. But there are some early signs to look out for, Hidden Hearing explains:
- While age related hearing is common, hearing loss can also be caused by environmental factors such as excessive workplace noise or listening to loud music frequently over a long period of time.
- The urge to turn up the television and having difficulty following what’s been said is one possible sign of hearing loss. However the problem is often clarity rather volume, meaning that turning the volume up has very little effect.
- Having problems understanding conversations and often misunderstanding what people are saying can be a sign that someone is struggling to hear properly. They may find themselves asking people to repeat themselves or just pretending to understand and nodding along.
- People who are experiencing hearing loss may start avoiding social situations such as parties and social gatherings where background noise can make it difficult to follow conversations easily.
- Struggling to hear with hearing loss is hard work and can make the individual feel tired and stressed as it requires a lot of concentration.
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.