Basic signs and symptoms of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss differs in the way it impairs
individuals and according to the degree of severity, they have been categorized
into several types. To understand the initial need of assessment, here are some
common symptoms to look out for.
- Difficulty focusing on the directions of the sounds.
- Ask people to repeat what they have just said.
- Try to understand the expression by looking at people rather than listening to what they indicate.
- Turn up the TV / radio volume too high so much that family members / friends / neighbours complain.
- It gets difficult to focus on particular voices in a noisy place.
- Difficulty in hearing sounds that are far away such as church bells and approaching vehicles.
- You regularly complain about others mumbling while they are speaking normally.
- You feel left out of conversations.
- Fail to hear the doorbell or the telephone ringing.
- Miss out on jokes and don’t know the reason why others are laughing.
- Failure to hear children’s voices
- Failure to hear soft sounds like birds chirping and other soft
- Asking for more than one time the details of a presentation or
- History of exposure to loud environment like mines or boiler
We would like you to sit on one of our free hearing tests if :
- You experience some of these symptoms
- Your hearing has gone weak
- Are above 50 years of age and this is the first time that you are planning for a hearing test
- You already have a hearing aid, but don’t use it
- You have a family history in hearing problems
- Your friends and family members are concerned about your hearing problems