Common symptoms of hearing loss

Common symptoms of hearing loss

Hearing loss is a gradual thing

It can happen over a number of years and at first most people don’t notice that their hearing is getting worse.

Some tell-tale signs

Do you find it difficult to hear what the actors are saying when you’re at the cinema or theatre? Does it sound like they’re mumbling?

Is it difficult sometimes to hear what the person on the end of the telephone is saying?

Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves?

Hard to follow?

Is it hard to follow a conversation when you’re in a group of people and more than one person is talking?

When you’re in a loud pub or restaurant, is it hard to follow what the person you’re talking to is saying?

Do you often mishear what others say or think that somebody has said something different?

Missing out?

Have any of your friends or family suggested that you might not be hearing as well as you used to?

Have you started avoiding places where you can’t hear properly?

Do you struggle to hear people who are calling you from another room?

It’s easy to think that hearing loss only affects you, but in fact it affects almost everyone as they age – especially if you’ve worked in a noisy environment, or listened to loud music. If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of the above questions, you may benefit from a hearing test and professional advice.