How to Recognize Signs of Hearing Loss

You may only have a few of these, or you may have all of them. If you do recognize some of these signs in yourself, it’s important that you make an appointment to see a Hearing Implant Specialist.

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Ask yourself, do I:

  • Experience difficulty hearing conversations, especially when there’s background noise
  • Frequently ask people to repeat what they've said
  • Misunderstand what people say
  • Find it difficult to hear on the telephone
  • Turn up the volume on the TV or radio louder than others in the room prefer
  • Have difficulty hearing sounds of nature, such as birds chirping or rain falling
  • Read lips to follow what people are saying
  • Experience tinnitus, a persistent ringing, buzzing or other sound
  • Worry about missing a telephone ring or doorbell
  • Struggle to hear in large spaces, like conference rooms and places of worship
  • Get confused about where sounds are coming from
  • Strain to hear children’s voices

If you are wearing hearing aids, do you:

  • Have problems getting sufficient loudness
  • Experience trouble with feedback, squeal, whistle or distorted sound quality