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Read About the Various Hearing Loss Symptoms

People who have hearing loss symptoms are not always aware of it. Family members or friends often are the first to notice the hearing loss and, in most cases, don’t say anything until it starts to cause communication problems with them. Many adults may be depressed because of how hearing loss is affecting their relationships and social life.

If you or a family member are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss Include

  • Muffled hearing
  • Having trouble hearing in groups
  • Difficulty understanding what people are saying, especially in background noise.
  • Fail to hear someone talking from behind you
  • Listening to the television or radio at a higher volume than in the past.
  • Having difficulty on the phone
  • Having trouble hearing your alarm clock
  • Having difficulty hearing at the movies
  • Frequent requests for repetition, clarification, or to speak slowly
  • A tendency to need to stare at people when they are talking in order to make it easier to understand what they are saying
  • Fatigue at the end of the day from straining to hear
  • Avoidance of social situations because of difficulty following conversations in noisy environments
  • A tendency to bluff when not hearing someone because of the fear of asking them to repeat themselves
  • Trouble hearing consonants
  • Dread going to noisy parties and restaurants
  • Ringing, roaring, hissing, or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus)
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Comorbidities Associated with Hearing Loss

In only the last dozen years, many important studies have surfaced linking hearing loss to disabling conditions, such as cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, clinical depression, diabetes, falls among the elderly, heart disease, and many more. These linkages are often referred to as comorbidities, which can be defined as the simultaneous presence of two or more chronic conditions or diseases in a patient.