Last time you dropped by, you read about a few symptoms, or signs, of hearing loss. Now, we are going to continue this conversation as well as share ways to improve the hearing you have remaining with hearing aids in Orlando. The Orlando ENT Hearing Center can test your hearing and discuss hearing aids in depth with you.

Signs of hearing loss:

If you have trouble hearing others speak in a crowded place, or with background noise in general, this is a sign of hearing loss. Individuals may also have troubles hearing consonants. Remember, consonants are all the letters in the alphabet that are not vowels.

Vowels are A, E, I, O, U. You may often find yourself asking others to repeat themselves. Individuals may also ask others to speak more slowly, clearly, and loudly.

We all have that perfect level on our phones, televisions, and radios. So when you feel the need to go higher than that normal level, do not overlook this small sign of hearing loss. Try to be mindful of these levels, and notice if you feel the need to go higher.

If you cannot hear everyone speaking in group conversations, you may begin to start withdrawing yourself from social situations. This is not just a sign of social anxiety. This could be a sign of hearing loss and you way of just adapting to it.

Avoidance of social gatherings may surely be brought on by social anxiety. However, your social anxiety may be somewhat caused by your hearing loss. Next time, pay attention to this.

See how many times you “check out,”or wander off into your own thought. If you notice hearing loss suddenly, call our office immediately. Especially if your sudden hearing loss is in one ear, seek medical attention immediately.

Always mention if your difficulty hearing is affecting your daily life. Remember, age-related hearing loss is gradual, so you may not notice is straight away.

Parts of the ear:

The human ear is made of three different areas: outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. The sounds, or sound waves, pass through the outer ear causing vibrations at the eardrum. The vibrations are amplified by the eardrum and the three small bones of the middle ear where the sounds travel to the inner ear.

From there, the vibrations pass through the fluid in the snail-shaped structure in the inner ear. The seal-shaped structure is called the cochlea. Nerve cells attached to the cochlea has thousands of tiny hairs that help translate the sound vibrations into electrical signals. From there, they are transmitted to the brain.

Your brain then turns these signals into what we refer to as sounds. We know this is a lot of information, so we like to break it up into a series. Stop by next week to get more on this matter!

Hearing aids in Orlando:

Make an appointment to get checked up, especially if you experience any signs of hearing loss. If you have social anxiety or often leave conversation, speak with our doctors today to rule out physical damage keeping your back from thriving. Maybe it is time to discuss how hearing aids in Orlando can better your life!

Staff Writer

 


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