How Do I Know If I Am Losing My Hearing

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Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (at birth) or genetic factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes. Recent data suggests there are over 34 million Americans with some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss often occurs gradually throughout a lifetime. People with hearing loss compensate often without knowing they have hearing loss.

You may have a hearing loss if:

  • You hear people speaking but you have to strain to understand their words.

  • You frequently ask people to repeat what they said.

  • You don’t laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story or the punch line.

  • You frequently complain that people mumble.

  • You need to ask others about the details of a meeting you just attended.

  • You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse and relatives.

  • You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone.

  • You find that looking at people when they speak to you makes it easier to understand.

  • You miss environmental sounds such as birds or leaves blowing.

  • You find yourself avoiding certain restaurants because they are too noisy, or certain people, because you cannot understand them.

If you are experiencing a few or many of the experiences listed above, it is probably time for you to have your hearing tested.  Tim Harmon at Purchase Ear Technology in Paducah is here to help.  Give us a call today to schedule an appointment at (270) 558-3996.  Purchase Ear Technology is conveniently located at 2008 Broadway St in Paducah, KY.  At Purchase Ear Technology, you are more than a patient.  YOU ARE FAMILY!