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Suspect You Have Hearing Loss?

Changes in hearing can occur gradually, which can make identifying hearing issues difficult. You may notice problems only in particular settings or situations, or with certain sounds or pitches. This might cause you to put off a hearing test until things get worse.

Also, many adults choose to ignore their hearing loss because of social stigmas associated with being deaf or hard of hearing, or fears of how it could affect their job or relationships. As a result, untreated hearing loss is by far the biggest challenge affecting the hard-of-hearing community.

Determining if you have hearing loss is the first step to getting the help you need. You can start by asking yourself some of the following questions.

Do you:
  • Frequently ask people to repeat themselves?
  • Have trouble hearing when there is noise around you?
  • Have trouble hearing people from another room?
  • Need to see the speaker’s face when they are talking?
  • Frequently misunderstand what’s being said?
  • Often feel that people are mumbling?
  • Feel tired at the end of the day from straining to hear?
  • Avoid some social settings because of the noise?
  • Have trouble hearing the TV or radio at a level others can?
  • Find yourself withdrawing from conversations because you can’t hear what’s being said?
Portrait of Businesswomen Transparent If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from some level of hearing loss.

Only 8 million individuals have assistance for their hearing loss. This accounts for less than 25 percent of the deaf and hard-of-hearing population!

So, What's Next?

If you suspect that you do have a hearing loss, it is important to see a hearing specialist to determine the extent of your loss and discuss the options and technology available for your specific situation. See our Directory to find hearing specialists in your area and other resources related to hearing loss and technologies.
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