The signs of hearing loss can be subtle and emerge slowly, or they can be significant and come on suddenly. You should suspect hearing loss if you experience any of the following signs.
Frequently require people to repeat themselves?
Have difficulty following conversations with more than two people?
Think that other people mumble?
Listen to your television at a high volume setting?
Have difficulty hearing or understanding in noisy situations like restaurants?
Read lips or need to watch people’s faces when they speak to you?
Withdraw from social situations because you have difficulty understanding conversation?
Have a family history of hearing loss?
Have a history of exposure to loud music or noise?