The Early Signs of Hearing Loss
By ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia
December 06, 2017
Category: ENT
Tags: hearing loss  

Are you having more and more trouble hearing those around you?hearing loss

Hearing loss can happen to anyone. Dr. Jenny Carroll at Doctors Hearing Center at the ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia in Valdosta, GA - is here to make sure that you get the diagnostic care and treatment options you need to improve your hearing.

Don’t let signs of hearing loss go ignored. If you are noticing any of these changes in your daily life then it’s important that you seek a hearing evaluation from one of our Valdosta ENT doctors immediately:

  • Difficulty understanding what people are saying
  • Noticing that sounds seem more muffled or fuzzy
  • Asking people to repeat themselves often
  • Trouble hearing people or distinguishing sounds in loud environments
  • Having to turn up the sound on your TV, phone or radio
  • Having trouble staying focused in conversations because you can’t understand what everyone is saying

These issues can certainly cause a lot of issues for you and your quality of life. The moment you notice changes in your hearing it’s a good time to get this issue checked out so that we can prevent it from getting worse.

There are also simple measures you can take everyday to prevent your hearing loss from getting worse. For example, it’s crucial to protect your ears from loud and potentially harmful noises.

Whether you work on a construction site or you often blast music through your headphones, there are certain changes you can make that will protect your hearing. If you work in noisy environments it’s a good idea to wear some sort of hearing protection.

Unfortunately, most people don’t know how loud something has to be to damage your hearing. A good rule of thumb is if you have to shout over the nose or if others have to shout for you to hear them then this sound could damage your hearing. Protecting your hearing and limiting your exposure to loud sounds are two surefire methods for preventing hearing loss from progressing.

Of course, we understand how important it is to hear those around you and to make understanding people easier, which is why we will also talk to you about your hearing aid options. There are a variety of different hearing aids out there with unique features and styles that can help people of all ages with minor to more severe hearing loss.

Dr. Jenny Carroll at Doctors Hearing Center at the ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia in Valdosta, GA prides herself on offering only the very best care when it comes to hearing loss. Find out how we can help you hear better. Schedule a consultation today.

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