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Signs of Hearing Loss

Common Symptoms:

• Can hear people speaking, but strain to understand their words

• Frequently ask people to repeat themselves

• Find it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy restaurant

• Frequently complain that people “mumble”

• Find men’s voices easier to understand than women and children’s

• Have ringing in one or both ears

• Unable to hear the doorbell or the telephone

• Play the TV or radio louder than a spouse, friends or relatives

• Find it easier to understand people who make eye-contact when they speak

• Feel stressed out from straining to hear what others are saying

• Feel annoyed at other people who seem to speak softly or mumble

• Withdraw from social situations that were once enjoyable because of difficulty hearing