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Do I have a hearing loss?

If you listen to loud music or have the TV up louder than others find comfortable, you may have a hearing loss. It is also worth remembering that listening to loud music or exposure to loud noise can cause hearing loss.

There are three common early warning signs of permanent hearing loss.

These signs are:

  1. Ringing in the ears
  2. Sounds that seem muffled
  3. Difficulty in following conversations where there is background noise. after the music is turned off

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is advisable to get your hearing checked. The earlier you do this the better: research has shown that people wait an average of ten years between the onset of a hearing loss and seeking help. The people who wait the longest tend to have the greatest difficulty adjusting to the amplification provided by hearing aids.

What is the T-switch on my hearing aid?

This activates a tiny device in the hearing aid that works with an induction loop and allows you to hear sounds more clearly, without interference from room acoustics or background noise. It works by picking up an electromagnetic signal from the induction loop. To use an induction loop or telephone with an inductive coupler, you need to switch to the ’T’ setting on your hearing aid.

 

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