Advice for People with Muffled Hearing[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On August 22, 2011 Under Tinnitus
People can suffer from hearing loss, which can be due to exposure to very loud noise or adverse reactions to medications. Ear infections and head injuries may also lead to hearing problems. Sometimes, you fail to notice you have muffled hearing or you deny the signs that your ears are no longer functioning properly.
One important advice is to recognize the signs of hearing loss, which include inability to understand speech and conversations, asking people to repeat themselves, turning the volume of the television louder than other people at home prefer, the presence of a constant ear ringing and having trouble understanding people in noisy background.
You should go to your doctor for medical evaluation. Different factors result in hearing loss. Many causes of hearing loss are irreversible. The common cause is exposure to loud noise. Some causes of hearing loss can be corrected. Such causes include cerumen impaction and eardrum perforation.
Sensorineural hearing loss, on the other hand, cannot be reversed and can only be addressed through hearing aids. An ear specialist can evaluate the degree of your hearing impairment and adjust a hearing aid to match your hearing loss. You cannot buy a hearing aid by yourself.
Once your hearing has gone muffled, you can no longer expose your ears to loud noises. Stereos at home should be kept at moderate volumes. You should be concerned about the medicines you take because many can harm your ears and can actually cause other unwanted ear conditions such as tinnitus problems.