SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS
Our ears are always on, just like the sounds around us. Cell phones ringing, people chatting, dogs barking, traffic rumbling, birds chirping — there’s so much going on, but which of these sounds can you identify? It’s important to take a moment and simply listen to the world around you.
Our brain allows us to identify and interpret different sounds and to focus on what we want to hear. It can instantly recognize the voice of a loved one, or allows you to quietly read a book without recognizing the background sounds. So despite sound being constantly on, it’s our brain that decides which sounds to switch on and off!
Sometimes, it doesn’t work that way. Sometimes, our brain can’t identify a sound because our ear can’t hear it to begin with! Are you aware of the sounds that you can’t hear?