Some of the most common indicators of hearing loss include:
- Turning up the volume of the television or radio
- Problems hearing the doorbell or the telephone ringing
- Difficulty hearing people calling from behind, or in another room
- Asking people to repeat themselves frequently
- Misunderstanding or "forgetting" what has been said or agreed upon
- Cupping hands behind the ears
A person with normal hearing can hear quiet sounds, medium and loud sounds that vary from low pitch to high pitch. In speech, soft consonant sounds like T, S and F are higher pitched than strong vowel sounds such as A, E and I. With hearing loss, it is difficult to differentiate between these sounds, and speech becomes harder to comprehend and sounds garbled.
If you, a friend or a family member are displaying any of these symptoms, we at Hearing By Design encourage you to take the simple first step and visit us for a free hearing examination by contacting ds. Don’t miss out on the sounds you can be hearing.