10 ways to recognize adult hearing loss

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, if you answer “yes” to three or more of the following questions, you could have a hearing problem and may need to have your hearing evaluated by a medical professional:

  • Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?
  • Do you have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time?
  • Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?
  • Do you have to strain to understand a conversation?
  • Do you have trouble hearing when there is noise in the background?
  • Do you often ask people to repeat themselves?
  • Do many people you talk to seem to mumble or not speak clearly?
  • Do you misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?
  • Do you have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?
  • Do people get annoyed because you misunderstand what they say?