Hearing loss typically occurs over time. At first, you may not notice any changes in your hearing. In fact, it may feel like some days you hear better than others, until one day...it's the same. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should contact your Audiologist at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center:
hearing loss that interferes with your daily activities
hearing loss that becomes worse or that doesn’t go away
hearing loss that’s worse in one ear
sudden hearing loss
ringing in the ear
severe hearing loss
having ear pain along with hearing problems
Some severe symptoms mean something worse. You should seek emergency medical treatment if you experience headaches, numbness, or weakness along with any of the following:
sensitivity to light
These symptoms may occur with life-threatening conditions that warrant immediate medical attention, such as meningitis.
If you are suffering from hearing loss, or have questions about the possibility of hearing loss, schedule an appointment with our Audiologists at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center. They might recommend a hearing test and will help evaluate what hearing needs you have.