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How to Tell if a Loved One Has Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can bring up many emotions, and it can be hard to know how best to help them. This blog post will teach you what signs may point towards hearing loss to better support your loved one. You can take your loved one to a noisy environment to test their hearing. If your loved ones say they can hardly hear some noises, chances are they are experiencing hearing loss. They should be able to perceive the sounds in their surroundings. They should be complaining about the noise.
Watch for Changes in Behavior
Some changes to watch out for include avoidance of social settings, withdrawal from a conversation, depression, and anger. If your loved one is exhibiting any of these signs, it may be time to take them in for an audiogram.
If your loved one does not like a conversation, it could be because they have difficulty hearing what you’re saying. It might also signify that your loved one’s eardrums or middle ear bones are starting to deteriorate.
They Don’t Respond
Another clue will be if your loved one does not respond when others speak directly into their front side of the face from about five inches away. If they do not nod or shake their head after you talk to them, then it shows that they are unaware that you are speaking to them!
Check for Wax Build-Up
If you notice your loved one has hearing loss, be sure to check their ears for wax build-up. The ear canal is a pathway that leads from the outside world to the inner ear and contains cells called cilia. These tiny hair-like structures or hairs help clean out any debris that builds up in there!
Increased Volume on TV/Music Player
Some people with hearing loss might need an increased volume on their TV or music players because it will make it much easier for them to hear what’s going on around them. However, it’s also important to note this could lead to other problems such as tinnitus (ringing of the ear). So, try not to increase the sound levels too high, especially if someone already has hearing loss.
Check if They Are Using Hearing Aids
If you notice they have had hearing aids for a while without making any changes and their ears still look red on the inside or outside, you should take them in for an audiologist to assess their condition further.
Watch for Signs of Depression/Stress in Other Areas of Life
Another sign that may point towards hearing loss could be if you notice changes in their regular moods or stress levels regarding other things in their lives. In conclusion, if your loved one is exhibiting any of these signs, it may be time to take them in for an audiogram. It will help determine if there are changes in hearing and how much they have deteriorated over the years. It would help if you acted fast to avoid more significant problems in the future.