Common Signs of Hearing Loss

You might have hearing loss if you have the following symptoms In social situations: Require frequent repetition and are having...

You might have hearing loss if you have the following symptoms

In social situations:

  • Require frequent repetition and are having difficulty following conversations involving more than 2 people
  • Find other people sounding muffled or mumbling
  • If you are speaking louder than necessary in conversation
  • Have a hard time hearing in noisy situations
  • Have your TV or radio turned up to a high volume
  • Have ringing or buzzing in your ears
  • Try to read lips and watch people’s faces when they speak with you

If you personally feel:

  • Stressed from trying to hear what others are saying
  • Annoyed at others because you can’t hear or understand them
  • Embarrassed or nervous to meet new people or from misunderstanding what others are saying
  • Disinterested or slow to respond
  • Withdraw from social situations because of difficulty in hearing others

If you medically:

  • Have a family history of hearing issues
  • Need to take medications (ototoxic drugs) that can harm the hearing system

When to see a hearing healthcare provider

It is extremely important to see a doctor or hearing healthcare provider if you have any of the listed symptoms. Hearing loss can not be treated, but early detection can help decrease the level of hearing loss.

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