Am I Losing My Hearing?
Still not sure if you have hearing loss? Have a family member or friend you think is in denial about their own hearing ability? Answering the following questions will help you (and them) figure it out.
- People seem to mumble all the time.
- I can hear, but have trouble understanding what people are saying.
- I often ask people to repeat themselves.
- Telephone conversations are difficult.
- I don’t hear household sounds anymore, like a faucet dripping or clock ticking.
- It’s hard to hear without looking directly at the speaker’s face.
- People tell me I speak too loudly.
- People say my television or radio volume is set too high.
- I hear ringing or buzzing noises in my ears, but I’m the only one who hears it.
- It’s hard to follow conversations when I’m in a large group of people.
- I have trouble following conversations with more than two people at a time.
- I struggle to hear in crowded places, like restaurants and malls.
- I have a hard time hearing women or children.
If you answered “yes” to any of these, you might have hearing loss. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend you continue reading through this section to learn more about what you may be facing.
If you answered yes to Question 9, alone or in conjunction with the other questions, you may have tinnitus, a condition which causes you to hear noises in your ears without an external source. We recommend you read our tinnitus section for more information on what you can do to address this irritating phenomenon.
Or, if you’re ready to take the next step and find out how to treat your hearing loss, you can click to learn more about our hearing aid solutions.Our solutions.