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Find out whether a hearing aid would make it easier to understand those around you.
While it should seem obvious whether you are dealing with hearing loss or not, for many it’s not that simple. Since it often comes about gradually, it can be difficult to pinpoint whether you are having trouble with your hearing or not. Find out the common signs of hearing loss so that you know when to schedule a screening with our Pittsfield, MA, otolaryngologist, Dr. Giulio Cavalli.
You Have Trouble Understanding People on the Phone
Do you find that you have to turn the volume up to the highest setting in order to understand what others are saying to you on the phone? If you find yourself turning the volume up often or straining to hear the person on the other end, then you may be dealing with hearing loss.
The TV is Too Loud…for Others
You find yourself straining to understand what is being said on the TV while everyone else around you seems to understand perfectly. Do members of your family complain about the volume of the TV when you are watching? If so, then it might be time to see our Pittsfield, MA, ENT doctor for an evaluation.
You Strain to Hear Those Around You
Do you find yourself mentally exhausted by the end of the day because you’ve been working hard to follow conversations? If you find that conversing with colleagues, friends, and family has you feeling worn out and tired both physically and mentally then you could be dealing with hearing loss.
You’ve Given Up on Trying to Understand People in Loud Places
Do you find it nearly impossible to understand anyone when standing in a crowd or sitting in a loud restaurant? If you find yourself unable to follow a conversation or disengaging from the group while everyone else is actively engaged and talking, then hearing loss might be to blame. Luckily, a hearing aid can help improve certain sounds, making it easier to understand what people are saying even in noisier settings.
You Misunderstand What People Say
Besides saying “What?” a lot, you may also find that what you thought you heard wasn’t what you heard at all (yikes!). Misunderstanding what people say can be frustrating and—at times—downright embarrassing. This is a warning sign of high-frequency hearing loss, which can affect your ability to properly hear certain sounds and pitches.
Concerned? Give Us a Call!
If you suspect that you might have some degree of hearing loss, then it’s time to dial (413) 443-6116 to schedule a hearing screening at our Pittsfield office. Remember, the sooner you seek treatment for your hearing loss, the better! Let us help you become part of the conversation again.
Find out if a hearing aid is the correct option to treat your hearing issues.
Not all hearing loss is the same. Some people may realize that it’s harder to hear those around them in crowded locations while others may feel completely out of touch with what others are saying altogether. If you are missing out on life because of hearing issues then it’s time to find out whether you should talk to your Pittsfield ENT doctor Dr. Giulio Cavalli about a hearing aid.
Answer these questions regarding the state of your hearing:
- Do people seem to mumble or speak softer than they once did?
- Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves often?
- Do you have to turn up the volume on the radio or TV in order to hear it?
- Do you find it difficult to understand people on the phone?
- Do you feel like it takes a lot of effort to follow a conversation?
- Is it hard to hear people in louder environments like at a party or restaurant?
- Do you have to strain to hear people sometimes?
- Do you feel like you are missing out on what others around you are saying?
- Do you avoid social situations because you can’t hear others well?
- Do you find yourself becoming irritable or withdrawn?
If you answered yes to the majority of these questions then it’s time you decided to get a hearing test from your ear, nose & throat doctor in Pittsfield. Through this fast and non-invasive test we can determine the extent of your hearing loss to help you decide which type of hearing aid is right for you. The sooner you opt for a hearing aid the easier and faster it will be to adjust to your new device.
What a Hearing Aid Can Do
The purpose of a hearing aid is to amplify sound so that you can hear better. By wearing your hearing aid, softer sounds will become audible and normal everyday conversation will become easier.
Hearing aids also improve a person’s ability to understand conversations that were otherwise not audible before this device. How much your hearing aid improves your ability to understand speech will depend on the severity of your hearing loss and how noisy your surroundings are.
Ready to enjoy understanding those around you better? If so, then the next step is to schedule an appointment at our ENT office in Pittsfield, MA. Let Giulio Cavalli Medical help you hear better for the long term.