10 Signs of Hearing Loss

10 Signs of Hearing Loss


If you think you or someone you know might have a hearing loss, you are not alone. If you have suspected for a while but just haven’t got around to doing anything about it, is not unusual. On average, it takes people seven years from the time they think they might have a hearing loss to the time they seek treatment.

How can I tell if I have a hearing loss?

  1. Do you often ask people to repeat what they say?
  2. Think others mumble?
  3. Fail to hear someone talking from behind you?
  4. Have difficulty on the phone?
  5. Have trouble hearing your alarm clock?
  6. Have difficulty following conversations involving more than 2 people.
  7. Have difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like conferences, restaurants, malls, or crowded meeting rooms.
  8. Have trouble hearing children and women.
  9. Have your TV or radio turned up to a high volume.
  10. Answer or respond inappropriately in conversations.

For most adults, the onset and progression of a hearing loss extends over some time.

Often, people will blame their hearing problems on the nature of the other person’s speech. For example, someone might say: “If people wouldn’t mumble, I could hear! “Or, “People talked a lot clearer when I was younger.”

One’s family and friends are likely to be the first to notice some difficulty hearing, long before the person does.

If you think you may be experiencing hearing loss, please contact us to book an appointment in Bedfordview or Benoni by calling our office on 011 615 3047 or email candice@cvhaudiology.co.za

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