The Top Signs You Need A Hearing Instrument Specialist

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Hearing problems are a common sign of aging – or they can present themselves following trauma or because of a medical condition. However, if the symptoms appear gradually, you might not notice how they affect your life for a long time. 

But as soon as you notice a slight change in attitude when you are in social situations or conversing with your loved ones, you should consult a hearing instrument specialist (HIS). Luckily, today, many devices and technologies can help you regain your hearing health and return to making the most of social situations. 

However, you will always need to start your journey by consulting a HIS. These specialized professionals will assess your hearing and help you find the hearing device that is most suitable for your needs. 

You Find Yourself Lost in Conversations

If you always find yourself struggling to follow a conversation or you frequently ask others to repeat themselves, your hearing might be affected. So, struggling to distinguish consonants when someone is talking or asking others to repeat themselves, especially when in locations with background noise, are telltale signs that you need a HIS.   

Twisting Your Neck to Hear Better

It is a normal attitude for everyone: when someone is talking, we tend to lean towards them – to hear better and show our interest. However, if you have started to do so because this helps you better understand their words, you might be experiencing hearing loss. Another telltale sign that you should look out for is if you have started to cup the ear to hear better in noisy environments. 

You Need Your TV Volume To Be Louder

If you have started to turn your devices up to hear better, it might be because your hearing is deteriorating, and you need louder noises to hear them better. 

You can verify this with your own TV! You probably know what the best TV volume is, and if you find yourself increasing it every time, you might need to seek the help of a HIS. Whether that’s because of hearing loss or wax buildup, your HIS will be able to help you.

You Often Find Missed Calls

Hearing loss can cause you to miss out on important phone calls and appointments, especially when affecting specific noises or pitches. If you have noticed an ongoing problem with this, your HIS might help. 

If you wish to test your hearing, you might look out for noises that are familiar to you and check whether you can still hear them. 

Social Situations Leave You Tired

Hearing loss can have a drastic effect on your social life. Social situations and conversations can start to leave you tired, and you might start to deny invitations and gatherings. 

If this happens, you should head to HIS immediately, especially because, in the long term, it can start to affect your mental wellbeing and confidence level as well!

Call Galco Hearing Aid Service today if you’re in need of hearing loss treatment, or have any questions about hearing aids and hearing products. Our office numbers are:

  • Seabrook, TX: (281) 245-0520
  • Galveston, TX: (409) 539-3647