Hearing health clinic
Despite common misconceptions, hearing loss begins often towards the age of fifty years. This hearing impairment, which we call presbycusis, is generally gradual. That’s why this hearing loss often goes unnoticed!
Here are some tell-tale warning signs.
High-pitched sounds aren’t as pure anymore. Perception of high-pitched sounds can become less precise. Presbycusis is a hearing loss which only affects certain sounds. High-pitched sounds are the first to go, followed by low-frequency tones.
Close ones who don’t articulate. Hearing loss always lowers comprehension. You’ll get the impression that people you speak to don’t articulate. A conversation in a restaurant, a family reunion or the phone may feel difficult to you. All these situations become annoying and unpleasant.
Tinnitus. Presbycusis may come with tinnitus. These sounds, which form in the ears or in a diffuse way inside the head and have no real exterior source, are the most obvious, and perhaps the most annoying, sign of hearing loss.
Comments from your close ones. They will remark on the volume of the TV or the radio. Often, spouses and children are the first to notice hearing loss.