Common Signs of Hearing Loss

If you experience these warning signs repeatedly or in combination, they may indicate a hearing loss.

  • Asking others to repeat themselves
  • Difficulty understanding a conversation when in a large group or crowd
  • • Turning up the TV or radio to volume levels others find loud
  • Having trouble understanding conversation in noisy places
  • Feeling like other people mumble or slur their words
  • Having trouble hearing women's and children's voices
  • You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult
  • You can no longer hear normal household sounds, such as the dripping of a faucet or the ringing of a doorbell
  • Feeling more irritable or depressed
  • Avoiding social situations that were once enjoyable
  • Missing important information in meetings
  • Being told by others that you have hearing loss
  • Answer or respond inappropriately in conversations
  • Read lips or more intently watch people’s faces when they speak with you
  • Trouble hearing consonants
  • Have difficulty hearing at the movies
  • Experience ringing in your ear