Understanding Hearing Loss
If you are experiencing a hearing loss, you are not alone.
The sense of natural hearing is a very fine tuned and intricate process. To hear naturally, your whole sound sensing system must work correctly. If a part of your outer ear, middle ear, or inner ear is damaged, you may suffer a hearing loss. For many people hearing loss occurs gradually over time. Most people who suffer from loss of hearing don't even notice it for years and it's usually the people around them who notice it first.
This simple quiz will help you determine if you show signs of hearing loss.
- Does it often sound like people are mumbling?
- When you are in a small group, do you find it difficult to follow the conversation?
- Is it difficult to carry on a telephone conversation?
- Do you often need to increase the volume of the television or radio?
- Has your family mentioned that you might have a problem with hearing loss?
- Does background noise interfere with your ability to hear a person talking to you?
- Do you feel exhausted or irritable after a long conversation?
- Do you avoid social situations because of your inability to hear clearly?
- Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves?
- Do you feel frustrated by your loss of hearing?
If you answered "yes" to 3 or more of these questions, please contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation, confidential consultation and screening.
How does hearing loss occur?
There are many causes of hearing loss and their impact on your hearing is varied. Some of the main causes of hearing loss include prolonged exposure to excessive noise, load music, machinary, head or ear injury and even genetics and birth defects. According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, an estimated 38 million people in the United States suffer from a hearing loss, which is almost one in every ten Americans.
What are the affects of hearing loss if left untreated?
There has been extensive research into the social, psychological and health effects of untreated hearing loss. Some of the more serious effects are:
- Reduced job performance and earning potential
- Irritability, negativity and anger
- Fatigue, tension, stress and depression
- Avoidance or withdrawal from friends and social situations
- Reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
- Impaired memory and the ability to learn new tasks
- Diminished psychological and overall health
Lawson’s Hearing Center is here for you.
At Lawson’s Hearing Center you will work with the most qualified and best trained professionals who can offer you the highest level of service available in the hearing industry. In addition, we treat every customer like a family member because we believe innovation and personal service should go hand in hand. Contact us today and schedule your free hearing screening.
The first step to better hearing.