The first signs of hearing loss aren’t always obvious.

But they can take a toll on your relationship just the same. If your loved one is showing any of these signs, it's important that they make an appointment to see a Hearing Implant Specialist.

Watch Mary & Eldon Cook's story to see how Cochlear technology not only helped them regain hearing they’d lost, but also helped them find true love.

Ask yourself, does my loved one:

  • 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 he or she is wearing hearing aids, do they:

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