Just like with our vision, we often take our hearing for granted. Both sense of sight and hearing can diminish over time or be compromised due to a condition or some sort of injury or trauma.
If our hearing becomes compromised, it can cause all sorts of problems, not to mention make anyone feel like they are getting older.
Below are a few signs you might need to schedule a hearing exam. At familyfirst Family Medical Practice we specialize in helping patients from all walks of life live happy and productive lives, no matter at which stage of their lifespan they’re in.
1.) You Keep Having People Repeat Themselves
If you often find yourself having to have people repeat themselves when they’re trying to communicate with you, whether it’s on the phone or in person, it’s a good idea to get your hearing checked. You could be suffering from a problem and not even be aware of it.
2.) You’re Having to Turn Up the Volume on Electronics and Appliances
If you’re suddenly having to turn up the volume on all of your devices, then maybe it’s time to schedule an appointment to have your hearing checked.
3.) You’re Feeling Exhaustion After Social Gatherings
Conferences and social gatherings can leave those hard of hearing and those with hearing issues feeling drained and exhausted after trying to decipher the conversation when speech and audio is distorted or faint.
4.) You Can Hear Noises
If you hear a buzzing or any sort of ringing or humming (which is a condition called Tinnitus), it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation. Often after experiencing an exposure to an excessively loud noise, this “phantom sound” is heard due to the brain making up for the absence of certain sounds associated with the experience.
5.) Your Phone is Giving You Headaches
Tension caused from phone calls, video games, movies, or other activities that rely heavily on hearing can be your body trying to tell you that you’re experiencing hearing problems.
If you believe you have an issue with your hearing, we can help you identify the problem and help you get the treatment you need to get back to hearing clearly again. Contact familyfirst Family Medical Practice today to schedule your consultation and get your hearing exam in Lancaster. We also serve the greater Antelope Valley, CA area well!