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Signs and symptoms of hearing loss

How to recognize the signs of hearing loss and how to act on them.

6 early signs of hearing loss

The signs of hearing loss may develop slowly over time and may be difficult to notice.
Being aware of the signs can help you to be proactive in taking steps to improve your hearing.
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1. Difficulty following conversations
You have difficulty following group conversations (or when background noise is present)
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2. Phone conversations are unclear
You have trouble following phone conversations in quiet and noisy places
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3. People seem to be mumbling
You often ask people to repeat themselves or people sound like they are mumbling
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4. Difficulty locating sounds
You have difficulty locating where sounds are coming from
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5. Signs of tinnitus
You experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears (called tinnitus)
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6. Turning up the TV too loud
Your friends and family say you turn the television up too loud

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Pay attention to early symptoms of hearing loss

Since hearing loss occurs gradually, it may be difficult to notice when your hearing begins to decline. In many cases, friends and family may notice it before you do. 

We recommend that you educate yourself about the signs and symptoms of hearing loss so that you can seek treatment and reap the benefits of better hearing. When you visit a local HearingLife office for an in-depth hearing evaluation, a hearing care expert will identify your level of hearing ability and recommend the optimal treatment option for your hearing needs. 

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