When You Should Visit An Audiologist

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Many people do not realize that almost 11% of the United States population is suffering from some type of hearing loss. Hearing loss can occur through many different forms, such as loud music, ear trauma, or loud equipment. With a total of 35 million Americans suffering from a hearing problem, it is interesting that many people do not know what to look for when it comes to hearing health. This article is going to outline a few reasons that you should visit your audiologist. While general doctors will be able to help with things like ear infections, when it comes to the overall health of your ears, it is best to visit an audiologist. 

Change In Hearing

Try to key in on any type of change in your hearing abilities. This can be very difficult because recognizing that you are not hearing something is tough. So, try to realize when you are asking people to repeat themselves. It is also very common for people to start having to turn up the volume on their television. Hearing loss often comes without pain, and thus can be extremely tricky. If you notice that you have a small hearing loss after ear trauma, sickness, swimming, or traveling you should visit your audiologist as soon as possible. 

Clogged Ears

There are many different theories on what to do about a clogged ear. Most of the time your ear is going to be clogged with ear wax. Some ear wax is completely natural, and actually good. However the excessive buildup of ear wax can cause temporary hearing loss, and can actually put pressure on your ear drum. Never attempt to get wax out with an object like a q-tip. Try to loosen up the wax with some olive oil and warm water, but if this does not work do not hesitate to go to your audiologist to get your ear taken care of. 


A problem that many people in the United States suffer from is a condition called tinnitus. This condition usually makes itself known by keeping individuals up at night because they can hear something. Usually your ears will make a ringing or a raspy, windy sound. This is often a sign of hearing loss, and the symptoms can usually be treated. Your audiologist will be able to diagnose and treat the problem. Tinnitus is usually corrected by increasing your ability to hear properly. 


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