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By Spartanburg & Greer ENT
December 08, 2016
Category: Hearing
Tags: Hearing Aids  

Find out whether you might need a hearing aid in order to improve your ability to hear those around you from your Spartanburg and Greer, SC, otolaryngologists.
 

It might seem like a silly question to ask yourself since it might seem obvious whether you might need a hearing aid or not, but it’s not hearing aidsalways as clear cut as it seems. This is when it’s time to turn to your Spartanburg and Greer, SC, otolaryngologists, who will be able to determine whether hearing aids are right for you. Here are some questions to ask yourself; they may help you determine whether you might benefit from wearing a hearing aid.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does it sound like people around you mumble?
  • Do you have to turn the volume up on the TV or radio in order to hear it?
  • Do you need people to repeat themselves often?
  • Is it difficult to understand people on the phone?
  • Do you find yourself withdrawing from conversation, particularly in a group or in noisy settings?
  • Do you find yourself reading lips or really focusing on someone when they speak?

If you said yes to some of these questions then you could certainly be dealing with some form of hearing loss. One fairly common type of hearing loss is being able to hear people in a normal pitch but not being able to heard higher-pitched sounds.

Before getting a hearing aid it’s important to note that unlike glasses, which can correct visual impairments, hearing aids are not able to fully restore your hearing back to normal. However, a hearing aid can amplify voices and sounds to make it easier to hear them. Wearing a hearing aid can make it easier to join in and hear normal conversations. Some advanced features also offer amazing technology to make it easier to communicate in a noisy setting. Some hearing aids can also be used to amplify high-pitched sounds.

Since there are so many different technologies, styles and features when it comes to getting a hearing aid in Spartanburg and Greer, SC, it’s a good idea to talk to us about what is right for you. We can perform hearing tests to determine the extent of your hearing loss and the cause. Turn to Spartanburg & Greer ENT today!