Hearing loss is not noticed in many cases.
In these cases, family and friends are those, who noticed that a be loved person has hearing loss. Once a person starts to ask for help about his hearing, he/she is ready to solve the problem.
Sights of hearing loss might be:
- We think people are mumbling.
- We ask others to repeat
- Difficulty tracking conversations when the background is noisy or in conversations involving many people
- Difficulty in understanding children’s and female voices.
- We hear people talking, but we can’t understand the words.
- The television or radio must play louder than normal to be understood.
- High-frequency sounds such as birds, crickets, and bells are not heard.
- Family, colleagues, and friends note that there is a hearing problem.
- There is a sound or a ringing in the ear.
Causes of hearing loss
- Aging: Hearing loss is a natural part of aging. Between the ages of 30 and 40, the hair cells in the inner ear begin to die. From the age of 60 to 65, about 30% of the population has a hearing loss that is significant enough to affect their ability to hear everyday sounds, such as speech. Hearing loss ranges from difficulty hearing soft sounds or understanding speech to total deafness. In one to 10 people, hearing loss eventually reaches the point where hearing aids are required.
- Noise Exposure: Exposure to noise can damage your hearing, either at home neither in workplace. Some occupations, such as industrial workers, musicians, firefighters, police officers, farmers and construction workers spend much of their working day exposed to highly noises. Everyone is exposed to noise at home, using devices such as hairdryer, vacuum cleaners, MP3s, surround speakers, leaf blowers and more.
- Other causes: Diseases, ear infections, certain medications, heredity, or personal injury can also play a role in hearing loss.