On average, most people don’t know how to recognize the first signs of hearing loss because it most often occurs gradually and is an invisible issue that can be disregarded initially without realizing there is a problem.
Many times it is friends and family that notice the loss first because the person with the hearing loss mistakenly thinks other people are mumbling or not speaking clearly and doesn’t realize the difficulty is with their ability to hear.
If you suspect you or a loved one may have a hearing problem, it is recommended you have your hearing evaluated by an audiologist. An audiologist is a hearing care professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system. They are trained to diagnose and treat hearing loss, tinnitus and/or balance problem.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment with our caring doctors and staff, call us at 423-641-0956.