My hearing is just not the same
In some situations, your hearing evaluation will indicate that your hearing is within ‘normal’ limits. For most of us, there are some frequencies at a particular volume level that we just don’t hear. However, if you feel that you are still
having a difficult time hearing, speak with your audiologist. Your hearing may be in the ‘normal’ range, but you may have left for your deployment with no hearing loss. Although you are within ‘normal limits,’ to you, you are experiencing
a hearing loss.
Explain when and where you are having difficulties hearing or understanding. Your audiologist can best determine how to provide you with the help you need. You may be struggling with the clarity of speech vs. loudness, which may be helped with
today’s hearing instruments.
After your hearing evaluation, your audiologist may explain that there are frequencies that you do not hear very well and recommend amplification. You will most likely know this from your own experiences, struggling to understand certain words,
or knowing that you are having difficulty making out what people are saying in certain situations. It can be a relief to have this confirmed by your hearing care professional.