How do you know if you have hearing loss?
I like this summary by the National Institute on Aging. Here is an excerpt, but the full article is well worth reading:
How Do I Know if I Have a Hearing Loss?
See your doctor if you:
- Have trouble hearing over the telephone
- Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking
- Often ask people to repeat what they are saying
- Need to turn up the TV volume so loud that others complain
- Have a problem hearing because of background noise
- Think that others seem to mumble
- Can’t understand when women and children speak to you
The article also lists the types of hearing loss, assistive devices, how to help people with hearing loss, and additional resources.
Click here to see watch a video showing what it is like to have a hearing test at Rivanna Hearing Aid Center.
For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place, Hearing Loss, Long Distance Caregiving, Communicating with Senior Citizens, Seniors and Driving, Technology.
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President, Care is There Geriatric Care Management
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