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11 Signs you may have Hearing Loss

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Do you have Hearing Loss?

 

The 11 Signs

  1. You have trouble hearing people on the telephone
  2. You have trouble following a conversation with two or more people talking at the same time
  3. It’s difficult to understand things on TV
  4. You strain to understand conversations
  5. You worry about missing the doorbell or telephone ring
  6. You can’t hear conversations when there is a noisy background, like in a restaurant
  7. You sometimes get confused about where sounds came from
  8. Sometimes you miss words and ask people to repeat themselves
  9. It’s hard to hear the speaker in a large room in a meeting
  10. You avoid social settings because you are worried you’ll respond incorrectly
  11. Family and friends have said you might have hearing loss

If you think you have hearing loss, check out one of these hearing tests.

Types of Hearing Aids

In The Canal Hearing Aids

Pros: Small discrete, barely visible when placed in the ear.

Cons: Shorter battery life, may cause ear to feel plugged, vulnerable to wax and moisture.

The Bottom Line: Intended for mild to moderate hearing loss, these hearing aids are best suited for those who do not want their hearing aids to be visible.

 

In The Ear Hearing Aids

Pros: Easy to insert, design minimizes plugged ears, no tubes or cords.

Cons: Vulnerable to wax and moisture damage, limited manual controls, size limits output for severe hearing loss.

The Bottom Line: Used for mild to moderately severe hearing loss, these hearing aids are one piece so they are simple to install and use.

 

Mini Behind The Ear Hearing Aids

Pros: Location allows for extra features and is less visible than traditional Behind the Ear Hearing Aids. Minimizes the feeling of plugged ears, as well as wax and moisture damage.

Cons: Less visible than a traditional behind the ear hearing aid but still slightly visible.

The Bottom Line: Used for mild to moderate hearing loss, this type of hearing aid is best suited for those who like hearing aid functionality but also want something that is not obviously visible.

 

Behind The Ear Hearing Aids

Pros: Size and location typically allows for extra features, minimizes the feeling of plugged ears, minimizes wax and moisture damage.

Cons: Most visible hearing aid due to larger size.

The Bottom Line: Intended for mild to profound hearing loss, this type of hearing aid is best suited for those who prefer functionality in their hearing aid over aesthetics and looks.

 

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