Are you concerned you or a loved one has hearing loss? Hearing loss affects everyone differently, and hearing loss symptoms depend on the type of hearing loss you have. Understand these six possible symptoms so you know when to seek help.
Muffling of speech and other sounds
If conversations sound muffled, or you have difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise, it may be a symptom of hearing loss.
Frequently asking others to repeat themselves or to speak more slowly
If you need to constantly ask others to repeat themselves, and your family members and friends point this out to you, it may be a sign that your hearing is deteriorating.
Avoidance of some social settings
Avoiding social settings so you won’t have issues understanding others is a leading indicator that hearing loss could be interfering with your life.
A feeling that you can hear but not understand
Although your hearing may not be gone entirely, misunderstanding or not comprehending what someone has said can be a sign of hearing loss.
Ringing in the ears or tinnitus
Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, could be a more significant hearing loss issue.
Trouble hearing consonants
Words containing certain consonant sounds like s, sh, f, th, p, can be challenging to hear and understand.
If you’re noticing these signs or if difficulty hearing is interfering with your daily life, it may be time to take our online assessment or schedule an evaluation with us.