Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Social Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Require frequent repetition
  • Have difficulty following conversations involving more than 2 people
  • Think that other people sound muffled or like they're mumbling
  • Have difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like conferences, restaurants, malls, or crowded meeting rooms
  • Have trouble hearing children and women
  • Have your TV or radio turned up to a high volume
  • Answer or respond inappropriately in conversations
  • Have ringing in your ears
  • Read lips or more intently watch people's faces when they speak with you

Emotional Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Feel stressed out from straining to hear what others are saying
  • Feel annoyed at other people because you can't hear or understand them
  • Feel embarrassed to meet new people or from misunderstanding what others are saying
  • Feel nervous about trying to hear and understand
  • Withdraw from social situations that you once enjoyed because of difficulty hearing

Medical Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Have a family history of hearing loss
  • Take medications that can harm the hearing system (ototoxic drugs)
  • Have diabetes, heart, circulation or thyroid problems
  • Have been exposed to very loud sounds over a long period or single exposure to explosive noise

The following are symptoms of hearing loss. If you agree with three or more of these statements, please call Hearcare at 585-598-2925 or Contact Us to begin the journey towards better hearing.

  • I turn up the volume on the TV to hear what is being said.
  • I often ask people to repeat what they have said.
  • I strain to understand a conversation when there is background noise or other people are talking at the same time.
  • I have a hard time hearing over the phone.
  • I often misunderstand what is being said.
  • I have trouble hearing women and children, in particular.
  • I frequently feel stressed or tired after having to talk or listen for extended periods.
  • I have difficulty hearing and understanding what other people say when I do not have eye contact.
  • I often find it hard to locate the source of a sound.
  • My family or friends have asked me if I have a hearing problem.

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