Identify Signs of Hearing Loss
An important step to understanding hearing loss is identifying the signs of hearing loss.
Hearing loss generally occurs gradually. It is painless and invisible. Without even realizing it, people get used to the absence, or reduction, of sound quality. Because this deterioration is so gradual, it can go virtually unnoticed to the point where it appears ʻnormalʼ - but itʼs not.
Consider these common signs of hearing loss to determine if it might be time for a hearing evaluation.
- Frequent requests for repetition
- Complaints about others "mumbling"
- Listening to TV or Radio at very high volume
- Difficulty with the telephone
- Frequent inappropriate conversational responses
- Appear to hear people talk but have difficulty understanding some of the words
- Menʼs voices are easier to understand than womenʼs or childrenʼs
- Difficulty understanding in a crowd
- Favouring one ear over another
- Denial of hearing loss and unwillingness to be medically tested
- Complaints of ringing in one or both ears
- Uncomfortable in previously enjoyable social situations
- Dominating discussions
- Appear withdrawn, depressed or irritable
If any of these signs sounds like you or a loved one, you may need further evaluation.
Learn more about specific types of hearing loss, then see a qualified Connect Hearing professional or consult your physician.
Extract: Identify and learn about the types of hearing loss you may be experiencing and determine the cause.
Extract: Identify the treatment required for different types of hearing loss and determine the hearing loss treatment plan thatʼs right for you.