10 Warning Signs Of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can come on suddenly or develop over time. Hearing loss is especially common among older people, but you don’t have to be elderly to experience hearing loss. Younger people suffer from it too. It’s important to know and be able to recognize the warning signs of hearing loss, so you can do something about it.

10 Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

  • You may only hear muffled speech and sounds

  • You may need people around you to speak more loudly or slowly

  • You may begin avoiding social situations and conversations because you can’t hear

  • You have difficulty picking out speech from background noise

  • You may have difficulty hearing consonants within words

  • You may need the volume on the television to be turned up

  • You may notice some sounds being louder than usual

  • You may have difficulty following conversations

  • You may have difficulty talking on the phone

  • You may have problems hearing in a crowded room

How Common Is Hearing Loss

According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 30% of people over 65 years old have some degree of hearing loss. Among younger people, nearly 8 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 having hearing impairment.

How You Can Prevent Hearing Loss

There are a few steps you can take to help prevent hearing loss including avoiding exposure to loud noises, and wearing ear protection if you are continually exposed to loud sounds.

When You Should Have a Hearing Screening

Hearing screenings are recommended every 10 years until you are 50 years old. After age 50, hearing screenings should be done every 3 years.

Treatment for Hearing Loss

Your ENT specialist provides a wide range of hearing aids, each with specific benefits. Whether you want a less obvious hearing aid or a hearing aid with volume control, your ENT specialist can help you decide on the right hearing aid for your needs and lifestyle.

To learn more about the warning signs of hearing loss and how your ENT specialist can help you hear better, call Dr. Ram Kumar Madasu at Broward ENT Consultants in Coral Springs, FL. You can reach him in the office by calling (954) 755-4002, so call now.

Patient Testimonials

  • "Dr. Madasu is the best doctor ever five-star value. Very polite professional and saved my life . I had thyroid cancer and he found it right away and I’m cancer free. I would recommend my family and friends to him very intelligent and detailed oriented. So happy to be his patient he’s amazing in many ways so content with his services."
    Raquel Fonseca
  • "The whole staff was pleasant and efficient. Jenny was very helpful in getting my appointment set. Dr. Madasu was excellent. I wish we had more doctors like him. He read my whole chart before I came in, solved my problem quickly and gave me non surgical suggestions to correct my other issues. He spent a good amount of time with me so I would understand my options. The staff afterwards were very thorough in the instructions to complete my care. I pay out of pocket to see him because my insurance does not cover him but it is well worth it, Overall an excellent experience. If you need an ENT doctor then look no further."
    Darryl Blankenship
  • "Dr. Madasu is amazing! He takes time to really listen and talk to you about your concerns. He is very knowledgeable in his field and so personable! His office staff is super friendly too! I highly recommend him if you are looking for a great ENT."
    Jodi Hobbs
  • "Dr. Madasu and his staff are a pleasure to interact with. He is a caring and compassionate physician and his staff are always very pleasant and responsive - especially Jenny."
    Dian Moorhouse
  • "My experience has only been TOP notch. The staff are so welcoming. They are a pleasure to speak to on the phone and have always showed me every courtesy. Dr. Madasu has an amazing bedside manner. He is thorough and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this doctor and facility."
    Bruce Dier

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