Warning Signs of Hearing Loss

The most common warning signs of hearing loss include:

  • speaking louder than necessary in a conversation;
  • constantly asking for words to be repeated;
  • straining to hear;
  • misunderstanding conversations;
  • favouring one ear;
  • thinking that people always mumble;
  • turning the television or radio up louder than usual;
  • having difficulty hearing on the telephone;
  • withdrawing from social contact;
  • ringing or buzzing in the ears (tinnitus);
  • appearing dull and disinterested; and
  • being slow to respond.

Adapted from the CASLPA website.