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Symptoms of Hearing Loss

In many cases, it may take years to notice hearing loss because it can fade away slowly. Other symptoms of hearing loss include:

  • Trouble understanding phone conversations
  • Trouble hearing in background noise
  • Trouble following a conversation when more than one person speaks at once
  • Perception that people are not speaking clearly or mumbling
  • Often misunderstanding what people say and responding inappropriately
  • Often having to ask people to repeat themselves
  • Frequent complaints by others that the TV is too loud
  • Ringing, roaring, or hissing sounds in the ears, known as tinnitus

 

Hearing Self-Test

How is your hearing? Rate yourself on how well you hear.

Do you:
  • Feel embarrassed due to your hearing problems when meeting new people?
  • Feel frustrated when talking to members of your family?
  • Have difficulty hearing when someone speaks in a whisper?
  • Have difficulty understanding conversations when visiting friends, relatives, or neighbors?
  • Ask people to repeat sentences?
  • Turn up the volume on the radio or TV?
  • Feel people are mumbling?
  • Have trouble hearing in groups or on the phone?
  • Misunderstand what others are saying?
  • Find it hard to detect high-pitched sounds such as women and children’s voices or birds singing?
  • Withdraw from social activities?
  • Seem to hear better from one ear than from the other?
  • Feel isolated?
  • Receive comments from others regarding your hearing difficulties?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, contact the Baton Rouge Clinic audiology department at (225) 246-4478 to schedule a hearing evaluation.