When Should I Get Hearing Aids?

Could you benefit from a hearing aid? The answer might surprise you.

Hearing loss is often gradual, so you may not immediately notice that you’re having trouble hearing certain sounds or voices. Of course, catching hearing loss as soon as possible is key to ensuring our patients get hearing aids and other devices to help them hear better. Wondering if you should be turning to our Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, FL, otolaryngologists Dr. Leslie Berghash, Dr. John Lanza and Dr. Camysha Wright? You might benefit from a hearing aid if,

People Sound Like They’re Mumbling

If you ask people to repeat themselves when they talk, or you’ve been saying “huh?” more often these days, or you feel like most people around you are mumbling, these are signs that you could be dealing with hearing loss.

You Hear People, But You Don’t Know What They’re Saying

You know people are talking, but you have no idea what they are saying. Does this sound like you?. If so, this is a common sign of hearing loss. Vowel sounds and lower pitches are easier to hear, but you may find that higher-pitched voices, sounds and consonants are not as easy to hear.

You Have to Amp Up the Volume

Whether you’re driving in the car, watching TV or chatting with a family member on the phone, if you have to raise the volume so loud that others complain about the sound, this is another telltale sign of hearing loss.

You’re Withdrawing from Others and Social Settings

When you have trouble understanding the dialogue in a movie or don’t know what your friends or family are saying to you when dining out, it’s easy to feel frustrated and irritated by this. Over time, this can lead you to avoid social gatherings and be more withdrawn from loved ones.

Does all hearing loss require a hearing aid?

There are varying degrees of hearing loss, which our Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, FL, team can determine through a comprehensive hearing assessment. Those with mild to moderate hearing loss often find hearing aids to be most effective, while those with severe or profound hearing loss may benefit from an implant to improve their hearing.

South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat is the premier ear, nose and throat practice serving the Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, FL. To discuss hearing aids with our team or to schedule a hearing evaluation, call (772) 398-9911, (772) 464-6055 or (863) 357-7791 today.