The most apparent symptom of having a hearing
problem is finding it hard to hear. But hearing loss with the passage of years
is pretty common with people, whether man or woman. It is always a close family
member or friend who becomes the first people to make you aware of whether or
not you are facing hearing
the Initial Stages, These are the Probable and Common Symptoms to Watch Out For:
frequently ask people to repeat themselves.
end up giving wrong answers as you could correctly hear the question or
naturally tend to socialize less and you fear frequent goof ups.
is a noted behavioral change in the person. Frustration and irritability
begin to surge.
is also found that the people who are nearing a hearing loss tend to face
much more difficulty in understanding a speech
compared to their failure to hear that speech per se.
ear feels a lot of pressure on its ear drums. They feel like they are
hearing noises like buzzing, sound of crickets, ringing, seashells and
steam along with a host of other sounds.
is a persistent feeling of dizziness too.
Points to Remember
The most important point to remember is that a
person does not become hearing impaired all of a sudden or one fine day. It is
a gradual process and one needs to constantly look out for symptoms that the
body gives out in the form of signals. In certain cases, this can be a sudden
development as well, when it happens as a follow through of a sudden accident
or trauma. Then again, this can be a fluctuating situation where the condition
is good in one moment and bad in another. The situation can actually be said to
Doctors or Specialists
There are several categories of hearing specialists
that you might need to consult depending on your symptoms and problems.
– They are commonly known as ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialists. Catering
to and diagnosing hearing problems is another job for them.
– this is basically a subspecialty of otolaryngology. They have a special
interest in the hearing issues.
– this is again a subspecialty of otology. There are relatively few specialists
in this category as the field is just three decades old. Their filed of study
is specialized of the diseases of the inner ear along with the ear and brain
interface. They are also surgeons who are well equipped to perform surgeries of
the skull base and the intracranial surgery according to the condition of the
– these specialists have a background in neurology and they are best to cater
to problems dealing with hearing wand balance. They can also perform surgery on
the ear related structures.
Factors That are Tracked When you Have a Hearing Problem:
time since when it has been there.
rate of progression.
there are other related problems like some unforeseen, sudden and extreme
noise exposure or some head injury or other illness.
other close member of the family is also having a hearing problem.
there was ear
The doctor arrives at a conclusion after conducting
a thorough hearing test or an audiogram. The history of the patient, his
overall health condition and the hearing tests are conducted in a sound proof
room. The balance and the sensation part are also assessed.