Hearing loss can happen to anyone. Today more than 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Since it often happens gradually, the early symptoms can be subtle or easy to miss.
Hearing loss can happen to anyone. It is a very common physical condition that can happen suddenly or gradually over time. Therefore, you shouldn't be surprised if at some point you realize your hearing has started to decline. Here are some common, early signs of hearing loss to watch for. If you're experiencing one or more, it may be time for a hearing test.
Many people develop adaptive behaviors—or habits—to help compensate for the hearing loss in social settings. They may not even realize they’re doing it! Learn more about the two most common early social signs of hearing loss.
If several of these early signs and symptoms of hearing loss sound familiar, you may have hearing loss. It’s okay—you’re not alone. The first step you should take if you feel you may be suffering from hearing loss is to have your hearing checked by a Miracle-Ear Hearing Instrument Specialist. They'll help determine the degree of hearing loss, if any, and whether hearing aids could help. Thanks to the wide availability of hearing aid technology, hearing loss doesn’t have to control your life.