Hearing loss is almost impossible to self-diagnose given the many ways it can occur. If you are unsure, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer “yes” to some of the questions, you may want to schedule a hearing evaluation.
Do you have difficulty hearing others on the phone?
Do you find it hard to hear when there is excessive background noise?
Do you have issues following a conversation when two or more people talk at the same time?
Does it feel like people are mumbling or speaking unclearly?
Do you sometimes misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?
Do you often ask people to repeat themselves?
Do you have trouble understanding women and children when they talk?
Do others complain that you turn the TV volume up too loud?
Do you often hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing sound in your ears?
Why do I need a hearing test?
A thorough hearing evaluation will help to determine what type, if any, hearing loss you may be experiencing. It will help you and the hearing care provider determine what course of action is best for you. It will also provide a base line for any future hearing tests you may take and help a provider see changes that may need to be addressed.
Do I need one hearing aid or two?
Your type and severity of hearing loss and individual needs will dictate whether you need one or two. The Better Hearing Institute also cites the following reasons:
People wearing two hearing aids will comprehend conversation better.
With two hearing aids, people can hear sounds further away, tolerate loud sounds better, and have less chance of getting feedback.
Your hearing care provider should discuss whether you a candidate for one or two hearing aids and go over your options.
How well will hearing aids assist me?
Success with hearing aids depends on several factors. Individual experiences will vary depending on the severity of the hearing loss, the accuracy of the evaluation, proper fit and the ability to adapt to amplification. Hearings aids do not restore natural hearing, but the assistance they provide may help their wearers live their lives to the fullest. Today’s hearing aids provide better sound quality than ever. Losses that were difficult to fit years ago are now possible due to advancements in hearing aid technology.
Why should I choose Southern Home Hearing?
We are a mobile hearing care business, which means we come to you. No having to go into an office or having to fight weather and traffic to get your hearing tested. We come to you! All we ask is that you have a quiet room in which to do the evaluation and go over your options should it show you have a hearing loss.
What areas does Southern Home Hearing cover?
Southern Home Hearing has a service radius of 60 miles from Statesboro, Ga to include Savannah. Those patients who reside outside the 60 mile radius may be required to cover a trip charge. Contact us for more details.