If you experience these warning signs repeatedly or in combination, they may indicate a hearing loss.
- People seem to mumble more frequently.
- You experience ringing in your ears.
- You often ask people to repeat themselves.
- Your family complains that you play the radio or TV too loudly.
- You no longer hear normal household sounds, such as the dripping of a faucet or the ringing of a doorbell.
- You have difficulty understanding a conversation when in a large group or crowd.
- You have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation.
- You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult.
- You have trouble hearing when your back is turned to the speaker.
- You have been told you speak too loudly.
- You feel stressed from straining to hear what others are saying.
- You feel annoyed at other people because you can’t hear or understand them.
- You feel embarrassed to meet new people or from misunderstanding what others are saying.
- You feel nervous about trying to hear and understand.
- You start to withdraw from social situations that you once enjoyed because of difficulty hearing.
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