What are the symptoms of hearing loss? Knowing how to recognize the first signs is essential, as is turning to professionals in the sector to protect hearing health.
Hearing health must be a priority at all ages. It may happen that you suddenly have difficulty hearing and distinguish words perfectly, or you may no longer be able to distinctly perceive even the most familiar sounds.
We speak in general of hearing loss when partial hearing loss occurs that can involve both one and both ears: it is a disorder that can compromise the quality of life if not diagnosed promptly and, above all, if not addressed with adequate care. .
Turning to professionals in the sector is always the right way to go, especially to avoid unpleasant consequences related to not feeling optimally, such as isolation and progressive difficulties in the workplace.
Causes and symptoms of hearing loss
Hearing loss is the third most common physical disorder in people of mature age, after osteoarthritis and heart disease. This does not mean that young people are immune from problems affecting the ear, which however occur more frequently when the physiological aging process is underway.
To cause partial hearing loss can also be trauma or infection, or prolonged exposure to noise or very loud sound pressure.
Being able to recognize the symptoms of hearing loss early on can really make the difference in averting the risk of developing a disabling condition. Here are the main signals to be picked up to run for cover effectively:
- tendency to place the ear that has a greater hearing capacity towards the interlocutor, in the case of unilateral hearing loss;
- feeling of pressure in one ear or both ears, common in the case of hearing loss caused for example by an accumulation of earwax;
- different perception of sounds in the two ears;
- difficulty in distinguishing words clearly, especially in noisy environments;
- tendency to increase the volume of television or other electronic devices;
- a feeling of muffling often accompanied by tinnitus , a disorder that manifests itself by experiencing continuous humming, rustling and hissing not generated by an external source.
In all these cases, having a hearing test at a specialized center can help you get a diagnosis and, above all, find an effective solution.
Hearing loss and deafness: is there a difference?
Often we tend to use the terms hearing loss and deafness as synonyms, in reality they describe two different conditions always related to hearing health. In the first case the hearing capacity decreases by compromising the perception of sounds with frequencies lower than 95 dB, while in the presence of deafness the hearing loss exceeds this threshold.
Establishing this parameter with certainty is important to know your INPS civil disability score on the basis of your personal hearing loss, referring to a fundamental tool: the civil disability hearing loss tables .
Why turn to hearing care professionals
Once a hearing disorder has been diagnosed, the next step is generally to go in search of a hearing aid that can solve the problem: this is where hearing health professionals come into play, able to propose the the most suitable solution for every need.
EarPros , for example, is a team of experts always available to provide useful information on the most innovative and effective healthcare treatments to improve hearing health, offering support and assistance throughout the diagnosis process and putting in contact with authorized hearing care professionals . greatly facilitating the choice of the hearing aid.
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