When to see an ENT for hearing loss
If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss, it’s important that you consult an ENT doctor right away. The team of professionals at ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia have the expertise and diagnostic tools to be able to measure the degree and cause of hearing loss as well as provide you with various treatment options. The sooner hearing loss is treated the better. Of course, it isn’t always easy to tell when your hearing is declining because it’s often gradual; however, here are some telltale signs that it’s time to visit the Doctors Hearing Center at our practice,
You’re having trouble hearing people in loud settings
Is it difficult to understand what those around you are saying in a crowded, noisy restaurant? Do you find yourself having trouble hearing people in a car or plane? If you find yourself retreating from the conversation, especially in loud environments, this could be a sign of hearing loss.
You blast the TV or radio
While you might not notice the noxious volume of the TV or radio you may hear complaints from other members of the household that it’s just too loud. If you find yourself having to turn the volume up on electronics, including your cellphone, or you have trouble hearing people on the other end of the phone these are also signs it’s time to see an ENT doctor about hearing loss.
The word “huh?” has become part of your everyday vernacular
Do you find yourself saying “huh” or asking people to repeat themselves a lot? Do certain voices, particularly children’s or women’s voices seem particularly muffled? These are also telltale signs of hearing loss.
Is it time to see an ENT?
If you are experiencing the symptoms above and your daily routine, social life and quality of life are being impacted then it’s time to turn to our team. Our otolaryngologists can determine the cause and severity of your hearing loss and our audiology team can help you choose the right custom-fitted hearing aid based on your specific needs. We can help make it easier to join in the conversation again and reconnect with those you love.
If you or someone you love is experiencing hearing loss, it’s important that you schedule an evaluation with an ENT doctor right away. Call Allergy Associates of South Georgia today at (229) 244-2562 to schedule an immediate appointment.