Signs of Hearing Loss
How do I know if I have a hearing loss
For adults, signs of a hearing loss typically include:
* You frequently complain that people mumble, speech is not clear,
or you hear only parts of conversations
when people are talking.
* You often ask people to repeat what they said.
* Your friends or relatives tell you that you don't seem to hear very well.
* You do not laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story.
* You need to ask others about the details of a meeting that you just attended.
* Others say that you play the TV or radio too loudly.
* You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone.
* You find that looking at people when they talk to you makes it somewhat easier to understand, especially when
you're in a noisy place or situations with competing conversations.
* For young children, signs of hearing loss are often difficult to detect. If you suspect that your child is not responding
well to sound, language development is delayed, or that speech is unclear, seek the services of an audiologist.
Children's hearing can be tested even as a newborn or infant.
If any of these symptoms occur more than occasionally, you should consult an audiologist, the hearing care professional who can evaluate your hearing and recommend an appropriate course of action. This information from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.