Is it getting harder to separate out individual voices when you are in a room with multiple conversations? Do you ask people to repeat what they say often? Does your family keep asking you to turn down the TV – but you think it’s too soft already? Are voices on the phone always quiet and hard to understand, or you feel people mumble? Are you starting to worry about your hearing? Do you sometimes wonder what you will do if it gets worse?
You are not alone, and you do not have to live with that constant fear of “what if”. There is an easy, three-step process to move from lonely anxiety to understanding what is going on and having a plan and the resources to deal with it.
First, get your hearing assessed. Instead of living in an increasingly difficult to hear the world, feeling out of step with your loved ones, get an assessment done. You can take our online test to have an immediate idea of what kind of hearing loss you might have. You can also schedule an appointment for a full hearing assessment with our experienced Partner Clinic clinicians.
Second, talk to an audiologist. They have a wealth of information about your hearing, what affects it, and what your options are for improving it. They know what might be causing your hearing to decline and what can be done about it. There are a lot of options for living with hearing loss, and a trained audiologist will help you explore these solutions for your hearing loss. They have a great deal of experience that they will use in helping you decide the best options for you.
Third, start using the solutions. You and your audiologist will develop a plan, and you will start using it. If you need a hearing aid, your local partner clinic has free trials so that you can discover and begin to use the best one for you. You will be able to converse without having to ask people to repeat constantly. You can enjoy music and TV again, and you will be able to keep up with your family conversations.
The Hearing Care Shop has experienced, understanding staff who are able to help you understand what you can do about hearing loss, and help you make positive, effective choices about your hearing care. To get an accurate picture of what is going on with your hearing, contact us.