Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

116356204There are two types of warning signs of hearing loss: Social and Emotional.

Social Hearing Loss

  • You think other people sound muffled or are mumbling.
  • You require frequent repetition.
  • You have difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like restaurants and malls.
  • You have trouble hearing children’s and women’s voices.
  • You have the TV and radio turned up to high volume.
  • You answer or respond inappropriately in conversations.
  • You read lips or more intently watch people’s faces when they speak to you.
  • You are often accused by others that you “only hear what want to hear” and have “selective listening”.
  • You are told to “forget it” by family and friends who get frustrated when have to repeat themselves.
  • You have been told that you speak too loudly.

Emotional Hearing Loss

  • 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.