The top 5 signs you need to have your hearing checked

Do you frequently find yourself asking others to repeat themselves? You’re not alone. According to the Canadian Hearing Society, nearly one in four Canadians will experience hearing loss in their lifetime. The condition can be the result of age, genetics, exposure to noise, disease and even certain medications. Protect your hearing health by watching out for the following signs that you need to have your hearing checked.

1. Age

Hearing loss affects nearly half of all Canadians over the age of 45. While age-related hearing loss isn’t preventable, hearing aids and hearing aid accessories provide comfortable and reliable solutions to many people in Moncton and throughout New Brunswick.

2. Noise Deafness
Noise deafness can make it difficult to distinguish between sounds when in a noisy setting. This can result in an inability to follow a conversation or to isolate the sound of one person’s voice over another’s when there’s a lot of background noise.

3. Ringing in the ears

If you experience persistent ringing, buzzing, or humming in your ears, you may be suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus is typically a symptom of an underlying disorder and can result from:

  • Age 
  • Earwax buildup
  • Excessive noise exposure 
  • Stress
  • Disease or injury 
  • Taking certain medications


Tinnitus is often accompanied by hearing loss, so it’s a definite sign you need to get a hearing test.

4. Maximum volume
If you can’t hear the person you’re talking to on your cellphone even with the volume turned up to maximum, or if you find yourself reaching for the volume button with increasing frequency, it could be a sign that you’re struggling with your hearing.

5. Difficulty communicating
If you have difficulty making out what other people are saying or often misunderstand those you’re speaking with, it might mean you need to get your hearing checked. Another sign is having trouble understanding people with high-pitched voices, like women and children.

Audiologists in New Brunswick

Hearing loss isn’t always preventable, but it’s usually treatable. For hearing aids, hearing aid accessories and hearing solutions that’ll allow you to live your life to the fullest, visit Argus Audiology today. With five locations across New Brunswick from Moncton to Saint John, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide or to request a consultation and find out for yourself why trusting Argus is a sound decision.

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