What is hearing loss?
Are you experiencing some of these causes and concerns? You are never too young to have hearing loss!
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss:
- Asking people to repeat themselves
- Favouring one ear
- Straining to hear
- Misunderstanding conversations
- Not hearing phone rings or doorbells
- Ringing or buzzing in ears
- Turning up the TV or radio volume
- Avoiding social gatherings
Millions of people around the world have hearing loss. It often comes on gradually or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. At Beltone, our goal is helping the world to hear better, and that includes you and your loved ones.
Types and causes of hearing loss
There are many reasons why we lose our hearing, but the most common are prolonged exposure to noise and the aging process. Other causes include ear infections, head injuries and certain medications. The good news is you are not alone and you can do something about it. Beltone hearing aids make conversations easy again and give you better overall situational awareness so you can reconnect to your surroundings and start living life to the fullest again.
Tinnitus is the name for the perception of sounds, such as ringing in your ears, buzzing or hissing, when these sounds are not present in the environment. Although the tinnitus sounds can be perceived as quite loud, objective measurements show that they are often fainter than the sound of a leaf falling to the ground.
What should I do if I suspect a hearing loss?
If you suspect you have a hearing loss, ignoring or neglecting it can make it worse*. However, treating a hearing loss with hearing aids helps improve listening ability as well as many aspects of quality of life**. Schedule a free hearing consultation with your nearest Beltone hearing care professional as soon as possible.