Do you find yourself regularly asking friends and family to repeat themselves? Are you increasingly turning up the volume on your TV higher than you ever have before? If so, it could be the result of hearing loss. But how do you know for sure?

If your hearing is becoming ever more strenuous, it might be time to see a hearing doctor. Many causes of hearing loss are often treatable, resulting in improved hearing. The most common causes of hearing loss, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, include:

●     Otitis Media

●     Tinnitus

●     Swimmer’s Ear

●     Earwax

●     Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)

●     Cholesteatoma

●     Perforated Eardrum

Although these conditions are often treatable, it’s especially important to know indicators of AIED, as a swift diagnosis is key to treatment and restored hearing. If you or a loved one are experiencing the following symptoms, it’s important to find a hearing test center near you as soon as possible.

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, AIED “is an inflammatory condition of the inner ear. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks cells in the inner ear that are mistaken for a virus or bacteria.” Listed symptoms include:

●     Hearing loss in one ear rapidly progressing to the second ear

●     Continued loss of hearing over weeks or months

●     Feeling of ear fullness

●     Vertigo

●     Tinnitus

When experiencing these symptoms, seeking out local Oklahoma hearing care is essential. Oklahoma Hearing Center is here to help diagnose and treat any complications with the ear, such as AIED. If caught early enough, AIED is often treated with medication. However, it may be determined that surgery or hearing aids are necessary.

OKHC has you covered in any case. If medication isn’t enough, we’re your Oklahoma choice for a cochlear ear implants. Perhaps surgery isn’t necessary, but a hearing aid would be beneficial. Make an appointment today before our Fall Hearing Aid Event, taking place October 24, 25 and 26, and a hearing aid specialist can find the perfect fit for you. You can read more about hearing loss here.

Does any of this have you wondering “how do I find a hearing center near me?” Fear not, OKHC makes it easy to find a hearing center. Call (405)562-1810 or contact us here to find a hearing center near you. You can also check out our Locations and Audiologists page.