Your hearing is precious and needs to be protected. If you are suffering from hearing loss, you are missing out on the sounds of your beautiful life. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwestern Pennsylvania in Erie, PA, provide a wide range of ENT and allergy services, including treatment of hearing loss.
What You Need To Know About Hearing Loss
Let’s look at a few ways hearing loss can impact your daily life:
If you are dining in a restaurant and suffer from hearing loss, the ambient noise in the room can keep you from hearing the conversations of people sitting across from you, or the menu when the waiter talks with you.
If you are at work and suffer from hearing loss, you may not hear important conversations in meetings, or you may not understand what you are responsible for. You may not hear instructions and be unable to complete a task. You may even be reprimanded or dismissed from work because you missed hearing something important.
If you take public transportation, you may not hear subway or bus schedule changes, you may not hear when your stop is called, and you may miss out on others trying to communicate with you.
In your leisure time, if you play a sport, you may not hear communications from other players.
If you listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks, you may miss out on the joy of music, or miss the story of what you are listening to.
Your relationships with loved ones can suffer too. You may not hear what your family is saying, or you may need people to repeat things to you. You may also need the television turned up, which can bother others around you.
If you notice any of these signs and symptoms of hearing loss, you need to take action now by visiting your ENT specialist:
- Hearing only muffled speech or sounds
- Difficulty picking out speech from background noise
- Retreating from social situations because you can’t hear
- Needing people to speak more loudly or slowly
When you visit your ENT specialist, your doctor can discuss hearing aid options with you and help you choose the best treatment solution to regain your hearing.
Want To Know More?
To discover more about hearing loss prevention and treatment, call the ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwestern Pennsylvania in Erie, PA. You can reach them in the office by calling (814) 864-9994, so call today.