Hearing Case History
In previous articles we have discussed how there are signs that might indicate you or someone you love may suffer from loss of hearing. The signs include: having to raise the volume of your television, being asked to lower your voice, asking someone to repeat what they have said etc. It is important to pay attention to these signs and seek help to begin treatment as soon as possible.
It is important to visit an audiologist if you believe you or someone you know may suffer from hearing loss. The American-Speech-Language –Hearing Association (ASHA), goes over some questions asked by the expert, to help determine yours or your child’s hearing background.
The questions include:
- Have you noticed any pain in your ears or any discharge from your ears?
- Do you experience dizziness?
- Is there a family history of hearing loss?
- Do you have greater difficulty hearing women’s, men’s, or children’s voices?
- Do people comment on the volume setting of your television?
- Has someone said that you speak too loudly in conversation?
- Do you frequently have to ask people to repeat?
- Do you hear people speaking but can’t understand what is being said?
- Do you have any history of exposure to noise at home … at work … in recreational activities … in the military?
To find out more about the information discussed during a visit to the audiologist, as well as how you may help prevent hearing health issues, contact your local Miami hearing center.