What are the signs of hearing loss? |

  • Hearing conversation but not understanding it
  • Ringing or roaring in the ears
  • Increasing the volume of the radio or TV to the point that others complain
  • Difficulty hearing in background noise
  • The need to frequently ask others to repeat themselves
  • Feeling that people are mumbling when they are talking
  • Avoiding social settings and withdrawing from conversations
  • Avoiding talking on the telephone because the volume is inadequate

Other reasons to have your hearing tested include

  • Pain in the ear
  • Sudden onset hearing loss
  • Unexplained dizziness
  • Pressure or fullness in your ears
  • Chronic ear infections