Do you, or someone you know, say “what?” or “excuse me?” a lot during conversation? Ever notice if you put one ear out or the other to hear a conversation better? Do you have what you might call your “good ear?” You may want to explore whether or not you are hearing the same with both ears. These are both signs you could be experiencing hearing loss in one ear or the other. Take a second, do you favor one ear over the other? Do you know someone who does? Read on!
If you think this may be you or someone you know first, begin to observe when it occurs, how often, and which ear you prefer over the other. Does it happen only in certain situations? When you notice it occurring, take a moment to jot it down and make any notes about details you remember. You can share this information later with your chosen hearing care specialist. It’s important to deal with this issue to minimize further damage to your hearing and not strain the hearing in your “good ear.” Making an appointment for an annual hearing screening will set you on the path to an answer and solution to your hearing issue.
What does it all mean?
Hearing with both ears is important for a number of reasons and an annual hearing screening can shed light on whether or not you are hearing the same from both ears. Maybe an annual hearing screening is probably something that hasn’t been on your list, that’s ok. You’re getting it out of the way now and that’s what’s important. Good job! Often an annual hearing screening is last on the list of healthcare to-do’s, until it’s something that personally affects you.
Give us a call to set up a comprehensive hearing evaluation, and you will be well on your way to a solution for your hearing issues.