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March Madness-Enjoy Basketball, not Hearing Loss

March Madness-Enjoy Basketball, not Hearing Loss


“This is awesome baby!” – Dick Vitale


It’s that time of year, “March Madness”-college basketball games leading up to the big dance that go the whole month of March and into April. But, that doesn’t mean it has to be madness in your home with the TV blaring above everything else for you to be able to hear and understand what Dickie V is saying.

Do you have hearing loss? If you struggle with hearing the television and having family members complain about the excessive volume, you should check your hearing health.

It’s very common that even if you don’t think you have hearing loss, you might. It can take years to recognize hearing loss, because for many people, it comes on gradually.

If you struggle with any of the below items, you may be suffering hearing loss.

  • Often asking people to repeat what they said.
  • Have trouble hearing in groups.
  • Think others mumble.
  • Fail to hear someone talking from behind you.
  • Turn up the volume on the TV or car radio.
  • Have difficulty on the phone.
  • Have difficulty hearing at the movies.
  • Dread going to noisy parties and restaurants.
  • Feel cut off from young children because you cannot hear their high-pitched voices.
  • Stress at family holidays because so many people are talking at once.

Many of these problems will be noticed by friends and family long before you notice or admit the problem. This is very normal, as you won’t be aware of what you don’t hear.

Let the only March Madness in your house be the Cinderella team advancing to the next round. If you struggle with any of the above items, or your family and friends notice difficulties with your hearing, schedule an appointment for a hearing test.