What Are the Symptoms of Hearing Loss?

Q:
What are the symptoms of hearing loss?

A:
Signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:

  • Muffling of speech and other sounds
  • Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people
  • Trouble hearing consonants
  • Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
  • Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
  • Withdrawal from conversations
  • Avoidance of some social settings

If you have a sudden loss of hearing, particularly in one ear, seek immediate medical attention.

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