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Silent signs of hearing loss

Silent signs of hearing loss|

Only elders are not victims of hearing loss, others are also prone to it. In reality, just 35% of people with hearing loss are older than 64. If you experience any of these signs, rush to your doctor.

Your ears buzz or ring

Ringing or buzzing in the ears that comes and goes is one of the earliest signs of hearing loss. When it’s quiet, you may start to hear a low level buzzing or ringing sound in the background. When it becomes more noticeable and is more frequent or constantly there, that means you’ve damaged the nerves in your ear.

Headphone use is a big contributor to hearing damage, so younger generations should start paying attention to their ears now, Ear bud headphones are popular but dangerous because they sit close to the eardrum, he says.

Your balance is off

If you notice yourself stumbling more often, clumsiness might not be to blame. Your inner ear canals send signals to your brain to help you balance, so damage to them may make you a bit off kilter.

You’re getting more forgetful

As you get older, though, hearing loss may become an indicator of mental decline. Hearing loss often leads to social isolation, which is a risk factor for cognitive decline. Another factor: When hearing is impaired, the brain may devote extra energy to processing sound at the expense of memory and thinking.

Loud noises are painful

Rumbling subways and car horns can be loud and irritating, but the sounds shouldn’t be painful. When you lose your hearing, your ear is less able to dampen loud noises, which may cause your ears to hurt around loud noises.

You’re constantly saying “what?”

If you have trouble hearing in places with lots of background noise, like a restaurant, don’t blame it on the loud chatter or poor audibility. A good functioning ear can pick up what you want to hear in a noisy room. If you can’t, that could be an early sign of hearing loss in the upper ranges.

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