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Old 08-18-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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I have been having trouble hearing people sometimes, and sometimes it sounds like mumbling, but the people aren't actually mumbling. Also, when in a place with lots of background noises, like in the school lunch room, I most of the time, can't hear what others are saying to me in this situation. Also, I can hear the TV when it's on but not working, and has that high pitched ringing sound to it, I can hear this clearly, yet I still have trouble with hearing and understanding people sometimes. Also, I tend to talk to loudly without realizing, unless people tell me. Also, I have trouble pronouncing my R's & would usually pronounce them as W's, I've been doing this ever since, I was little. I went to Speech Therapy from half way through 1st Grade - 7th Grade, so I've gotten much better, but after 3 or 4 years of not being in Speech Therapy, I've gotten a bit worse again. When people hear me speak for the first time, they think I have a British or Australian accent, but I don't. Another problem I have is my ears always feel plugged. My hearing seems to fluctuate overtime between good and bad. I also have a problem where I hear a sound and have trouble guessing where it came from, like how I usually get the guess completely backwards. If I hear a sound infront of me, I sometimes think the sound is coming from behind me, when it's actually not. Sometimes, I have fluid leaking out of my ears. Sometimes, my ears hurt from pressure. Also, when I go swimming if I go to deep I get dizzy, light headed, and my ears burn. My dad has a hearing problem, and he didn't start talking until he was 3 years old. My grandma on my dad's is also starting to lose her hearing. Oh yeah, and I almost 17 years old. Does anyone know what this problem is, or if I should get my hearing checked? Sorry for this long of a post. Please answer back!
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Re: Should I get a Hearing Test?

Hi. I've had to deal with hearing loss my entire life. It can really be frustrating.

Have you talked to your parents about your concerns? If not, you should tell them what you just wrote for us.

Do you have insurance? If so, I think it might be wise to get your parents to make appointments for you to see an ENT and an Audiologist. The ENT will be able to check if you have any physical problems with your ears. The Audiologist will check your hearing itself and for any balance issues that might cause the dizziness.

Please seek help. You don't have to just live with this.
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