Hearing Loss: Symptoms

Identifying hearing loss

Hearing loss can impact people at any age and may be caused by a number of factors. Since our hearing changes slowly as we age, it's not uncommon for family and friends to spot some of the early signs of hearing loss before you do.

Have you noticed any of these signs?

As changes in hearing happen so gradually, you might not even notice. That’s why it’s easy to get used to living with less-than-perfect hearing. So ask yourself:

  • Do you have trouble understanding people unless they are facing you?

  • Do others complain that your TV is too loud?

  • Do you have trouble hearing the phone ring?

  • Do you find it difficult to follow conversations in noisy places?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then a quick and easy hearing check is the first step.

Assess your hearing online within ten minutes

The Online Hearing Assessment includes a short questionnaire followed by an audio test to measure how well you hear and your attitudes toward hearing.

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