Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Health, Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids
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We have assembled answers to the most common questions people have asked us throughout our 43 years of helping patients with hearing health.
How do I know if I have a hearing loss?
Hearing loss often occurs so gradually that you may not be aware of a problem. In fact, it is not uncommon for a hearing loss to be first noticed by a family member, who has to speak louder or repeat herself. Early signs of hearing loss include:
- Turning the TV or radio volume louder than other family members prefer.
- Difficulty understanding speech in a background of noise, for instance in restaurants.
- More difficulty hearing children and women than men.
- Difficulty hearing in meetings.
- Difficulty hearing at public speaking events.
- Ringing in the ear(s) when no external sound is present.
- Having things repeated frequently.
- Difficulty hearing people “with low voices.”