It is important to take care of your hearing, and hearing problems can affect you both mentally and physically. Part of taking care of your hearing is learning to spot the signs of hearing loss so that you can then seek treatment for it.
Hearing loss is something that can often happen very gradually, so you may not notice it if you are not looking out for it. Some things that cause hearing loss can be treated – for example, if you have hearing loss that is caused by a buildup of wax in the ear, then you can go to a professional who can provide you with ear wax removal, which then will restore your hearing.
Here are some of the signs that you may have some loss of hearing…
Difficulty with Conversations – If you have trouble listening and following conversations that you are involved in, either in real life or on the telephone then it is worth getting your ears checked as this is a common sign of hearing loss.
Ringing in the Ear – A ringing in the ear, known as tinnitus, is another sign of hearing loss, and is caused by damage to the hair cells in the inner ear. This can be temporary or permanent and the damage can be done by an infection or loud noises.
Dizziness – Often ear problems can also cause dizziness as the tubes that we use to balance are located in the inner ear.