Posts for: February, 2020
How your ENT specialists in Fredericksburg, VA, can help you hear better
Are you missing out on conversations around you? Do you have to turn up the television to hear what is going on? If this sounds like you, it’s possible you are experiencing the early signs of hearing loss. Fortunately, the ENT specialists here at Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center can help. We have several convenient office locations in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, where we offer a wide range of ENT services including hearing tests and hearing aids to help you hear better and enjoy your life more.
So how do you know if you might have hearing loss? There are some early signs and symptoms to pay attention to, including:
- Difficulty picking out speech from background noise
- Hearing only muffled speech and sounds
- Needing people to speak more loudly or slowly
- Difficulty distinguishing consonants within words
- Avoiding social situations and conversations because of hearing problems
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms listed above, you should schedule a hearing screening. It’s the first step in diagnosing hearing loss. You should have a hearing screening every 10 years until you reach age 50, and every 3 years after that.
A hearing screening helps your doctor determine your degree of hearing loss. If you are having hearing difficulties, your doctor can suggest several discreet and effective hearing aids to help you hear better.
Concerned? Give us a call
Don’t miss out on the sounds of your life. To learn more about hearing loss, hearing screening, and types of hearing aids available, call the ENT specialists here at Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, at (540) 371-1226. Call now!