Signs You’re Losing Your Hearing

How your ENT specialists in Carmel, IN, can help with hearing loss

Hearing loss can dramatically affect your life. You may have trouble hearing conversations, and you may even try to avoid social situations because you can’t hear those around you. Fortunately, your ENT specialist can help with hearing loss, so you can enjoy the sounds of your life.

Drs. Robert Youkilis, Jeffrey Beach, and Seth Bruggers at Northside ENT in Carmel, IN, provide comprehensive ear, nose, and throat services, including diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss.

These are three signs you might be losing your hearing:

#1–You can’t pick out speech from background noise
#2–You hear only muffled sounds and speech
#3–You need people around you to speak more slowly or loudly

You might also have difficulty hearing the consonants within words, and you may start avoiding social situations and having conversations with people.

Hearing loss is a common problem. In fact, 30% of people over 65 years old have some degree of hearing loss, according to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Hearing loss affects younger age groups too. In fact, nearly 8 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 have some degree of hearing loss.

Hearing loss treatment begins with a hearing screening, to confirm you have hearing loss and to what degree. You should have a hearing screening every 10 years until age 50, and then every 3 years after that.

If you are experiencing hearing loss, your ENT specialist can help you choose the right type of hearing aid for your needs and lifestyle.

Hearing aid choices include:

  • A CIC, or completely in the canal, hearing aid
  • An ITE, or in-the-ear, hearing aid
  • A BTE, or behind the ear, hearing aid
  • Cochlear implants, for severe hearing loss

To learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for hearing loss, call Drs. Robert Youkilis, Jeffrey Beach, and Seth Bruggers at Northside ENT in Carmel, IN. You can reach them in the office by calling (317) 844-5656, so call now.

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