Can You Hear Me Now?: Signs That it’s Time to See a Doctor


A decline in senses is a typical occurrence with aging. Even though it can be a normal aging process, that doesn’t mean that losing one’s hearing is no less frustrating for them and those around them. If you believe your senior loved one is suffering from hearing loss, here is some good advice.

Watch for Symptoms

It is important to know the symptoms of hearing loss to help deal with this issue effectively. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Straining to hear other people during a conversation
  • Difficulty hearing on the phone
  • Having hissing or ringing noises present throughout the majority of the day
  • Turning up the radio and TV to their loudest volumes
  • Frequently asking people to repeat themselves
  • Background noise makes it difficult to understand other voices and important sounds

More than one of these symptoms warrants having hearing checked out by a doctor.

Seeing the Doctor

A doctor can check your senior family member’s hearing and determine if there are issues or send them to an audiologist, if needed. Today’s hearing aids are much more advanced than they used to be. They are better at improving hearing and are becoming much more comfortable to wear. This news may come as a relief to some seniors who may be reluctant to see a doctor about their hearing because of their aversion to wearing hearing aids. You can assure your senior family member that a hearing aid can help them hear the game better at PNC Park or have a more enjoyable lunch out with a friend.

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