Should I be concerned about my hearing?

The symptoms of hearing loss usually develop gradually over time and for that reason, we are often unaware of changes until we are hearing significantly less than before. If you are concerned about your hearing, take this simple quiz:

Do people often tell you that you’re speaking too loudly?

Do you often feel that people are talking too softly or mumbling?

Do you often have to ask someone to repeat themselves in a conversation?

Do you struggle to hear when there is background noise (eg: in a restaurant or bar)?

Is it hard to follow a conversation when more than one person is speaking?

Have had to turn your T.V. or radio volume up higher than usual?

Does your one ear hear better than the other?

Do you experience ringing in your ears?

Do you find that you’re trying to follow someone’s lips to understand what they are saying to you?

Do you prefer texting to talking on your mobile phone because you struggle to hear?