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Losing one of your core senses is a very discomforting feeling and yet often people will try to downplay it and hope that it gets better on its own. Many people who experience sudden deafness or a steep decline in their hearing ability will try to carry on without seeking professional help, and this is a major mistake. An audiologist can help find a solution to your unique problem so make an appointment as soon as you notice symptoms, especially if it is a major shift. Here are a few reasons why you should always act quickly when you experience hearing loss.
1. Potential Dangerous Causes
Gradual hearing loss is far more common than sudden hearing loss, so if you do experience this major change it can indicate that you have underlying issues causing it. Perhaps you were in an accident where you hit your head quite hard or maybe there are deeper congenital defects that are now rising to the surface. Whatever the case may be, an audiologist will make sure that there is nothing more sinister at play and find out whether or not you need additional medical attention to make sure you are safe.
2. Find Treatment Quickly
After living your entire life with mostly normal hearing, to have it suddenly turned off like a switch was flicked can be incredibly disorientating. You don't notice just how many tiny cues you miss from sound, and this can be dangerous in a public or busy setting like near roads or at your job. Getting some sort of hearing aids fitted can be very necessary for those who experience dramatic hearing loss just so you are not in any immediate danger from your surroundings. While those who have experienced gradual hearing loss also should seek help, they are at least more used to the change.
3. Potential for a Quick Fix
Sometimes immediate hearing loss is nothing more than a substance blocking your ear canal. If you have only lost hearing in a single ear, you might want to go and see an audiologist to check up on whether or not you don't simply have a major blockage of earwax. This is more common than you would think, and nothing to be embarrassed about. At the very least you will have this potential possibility ruled out by your audiologist so you can begin to look for more comprehensive treatment options.
To learn more, contact a local audiologist.Share