Hearing Loss

Hearing loss may not always be obvious to an individual. The following are several symptoms that you or a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss:

  • The necessity to turn up the volume on the radio or television
  • Frequent requests in conversation for repetition
  • Muffling of voices and sounds
  • Difficulty being able to extract conversation from background noise
  • Avoidance of certain situations, or social isolation
  • Tendency to stare at people’s mouths while they’re speaking
  • Fatigue at the end of the day related to straining to hear
  • Missing bits of information, for example: the punch line to a joke

Some signs that your loved one may have a decrease in auditory function include:

  • Requests in conversation for frequent repetition
  • Lack of response to questions, when not asked face to face
  • The ability to sleep through loud noise
  • Higher than average volume on the television or radio