Difficulty understanding television is one of the first signs of hearing loss. Patients will report the words aren’t clear, or they are having to turn the volume up louder than others would want it. This is a great opportunity to come in to Gardner Audiology and have your hearing tested to see if you have hearing loss and review potential options.
Many patients utilize TV ears, which plug into your television and allow you to hear the television directly in your ears via a headset. This helps eliminate factors that make it difficult to understand the television such as distance, noises in your household, or poor acoustics. By bringing the sound straight to your ears, it is much easier to understand what is happening during your show.
Although TV ears can improve how well you understand TV, they may not be solving the whole problem. Chances are, if you are struggling to hear the TV, you may be noticing some difficulty in other areas, like in groups or restaurants. It is possible hearing aids may help you not only understand the TV better, but also your friends and family. Hearing aid accessories allow you to still hear the TV directly in your ears, except with a small earpiece instead of wearing a bulky headset!
If you are struggling to hearing the TV, schedule a consultation with a Doctor of Audiology at 800-277-1182.