THE SCOOP ON ALL THINGS HEARING LOSS

From hearing loss causes and signs to treatments and FAQs, we’ve got the full scoop on how you can improve your hearing health and revive your hearing.

THERE’S NO AHA MOMENT

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.

What to Watch For

Or more specifically, what to listen for. Because people suffering from hearing loss tend to ask the same questions. Stuff like…

And of course, there are other common signs to look for, which Dr. Shelby, Au.D., can fill you in on. Just click play below.

 

11 Common Signs of Hearing Loss

 
 
  1. Turning up the volume on the TV or radio.
  2. Asking people to repeat themselves often.
  3. Having trouble hearing higher pitched voices.
  4. Finding it difficult to carry a conversation in a noisy environment, like in a busy restaurant.
 
 
  1. Avoiding social gatherings at all costs.
  2. Finding it difficult to hear from a distance, like when someone’s speaking from the other room or behind you.
  3. Experiencing a ringing, hissing, or roaring sounds in the ears (tinnitus).
 
 
  1. Missing a lot of phone calls.
  2. Feeling off balance or dizzy.
  3. Having an “ear preference.”
  4. Thinking others mumble—or others telling you that you mumble or speak too loudly.

What’s the Buzz on Tinnitus?

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?

The Pretender

The Pretender

You nod your head and smile no matter what because you can’t understand what’s being said.

The Leaner

The Leaner

You catch yourself leaning forward to catch the conversation—even at the risk of toppling headfirst toward the speaker.

The Repeater

The Repeater

You frequently ask people what they said or to repeat themselves because you missed it the first time.

The Shuffler

The Shuffler

You move around a table or group of people to best position yourself to hear a conversation.

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