Hearing loss creeps up on you gradually, and sometimes, you don’t even notice it’s happening. But just because it sneaks around with ninja-like prowess doesn’t mean there aren't any signs.
Or more specifically, what to listen for. Because people suffering from hearing loss tend to ask the same questions. Stuff like…
Tinnitus is often described as a constant ringing, buzzing, whistling, roaring, or chirping—and it usually comes along with some hearing loss. There’s no official treatment for tinnitus, but hearing aids can distract from the constant “ringing,” and many Eargo users have reported a decline in the perception of their tinnitus.
Meet the Alter Egos
Living with hearing loss can sometimes feel like living with an alter ego. Any of these ring a bell?
You nod your head and smile no matter what because you can’t understand what’s being said.
You catch yourself leaning forward to catch the conversation—even at the risk of toppling headfirst toward the speaker.
You frequently ask people what they said or to repeat themselves because you missed it the first time.
You move around a table or group of people to best position yourself to hear a conversation.