Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Typically, hearing loss occurs gradually and may be somewhat difficult to detect for the individual. Also oftentimes, family and friends are more likely to notice your hearing loss before you do. People with hearing loss may experience four types of hearing difficulties: the level of sounds around them, clarity and speech understanding, understanding in noisy environments, and difficulty with safety and environment awareness.
Difficulty With The Level Of Sounds Around You
  • Asking others to repeat themselves
  • Not hearing as well on the telephone or cell phone
  • Being told that you are watching television louder than others
  • Trouble hearing women’s and children’s voices
  • Difficulty hearing sounds like the doorbell, teapot kettle, or the rustling of leaves
  • Difficulty hearing others that are behind you, at a distance, or in another room
  • Missing important information at work meetings or telephone conferences

Difficulty With Safety And Environment Awareness

  • Not always aware of your surroundings and may often fall or have difficulty localizing sound
Difficulty With Clarity And Speech Understanding
  • Finding yourself having to concentrate really hard to understand or follow the conversation
  • Feeling like others are mumbling or slurring their words
  • Certain television or radio programs will be difficult to follow
  • More fast-paced conversations or speakers will not always be intelligible
Difficulty Understanding In Noise Environments
  • Understanding others better when in quiet one-to-one environments
  • Difficulty hearing others in the presence of background noise such as in a restaurant, or the television in the background
  • Asking others to repeat or respond inappropriately when in groups of more than two to three people
  • More often than not, finding yourself avoiding social engagements that you once enjoyed
Seek Professional Help
There is no better way to deal with hearing loss than by seeking professional help. At Listen Hear Diagnostics, we perform different types of hearing tests to accurately assess hearing loss and recommend hearing aids or other devices to our patients. Our audiologists are here to ensure your hearing needs are met by providing a comprehensive care plan tailored for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you improve your hearing.