Learn About Hearing Loss

Basic Facts About Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Symptoms

How Do I Know if I Have Hearing Loss

How can I tell if I have a hearing loss?

If you answer yes to some of the following questions, you may have a hearing loss

  • Often ask people to repeat what they say?
  • Have trouble hearing in groups?
  • Think others mumble?
  • Fail to hear someone talking from behind you?
  • Have difficulty on the phone?
  • Have difficulty hearing at the movies

For most adults, the onset and progression of a hearing loss extends over some time. Often, people will blame their hearing problems on the nature of the other person’s speech. For example, someone might say: “If people wouldn’t mumble, I could hear! “Or, “People talked a lot clearer when I was younger.” One’s family and friends are likely to be the first to notice some difficulty hearing, long before the person does. People will not be aware of what they don’t hear (like the sounds of birds, the beep of the microwave, and soft everyday sounds). They will be aware that they do not understand speech, as when they say, “I can hear but can’t understand,” especially the high-pitched voices of children. Learn more.