Hearing Loss: 6 Signs You Should Go Get Your Ears Checked

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#1 You are getting clumsier

You actually hear with your inner ear. However, the inner ear is made up of two rooms and only one of them is responsible for the hearing part of the ear mechanism. The cochlea, which is responsible for your hearing ability is in one of the rooms and right next to it in the other one, which hosts the semicircular canals, which are responsible for your balance. The two rooms are connected by a space that is filled with fluid and this means that if one of them is damaged, then the other one is going to be affected as well.

Because they are so closely connected, it means that once you start to lose your hearing, you will also see that your balance is no longer as good as it used to be. If you seem to be bumping into things more often, lose your balance, or just not perceive spaces as well, it may not be that you suddenly got more clumsy but rather that you are having problems with your inner ear.

Balance is affected by your hearing and before you just write off your newfound clumsiness as just that, make sure you also schedule a hearing exam with your doctor!

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