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Signs of hearing damage

1. Do you suffer from ringing in your ears (tinnitus) or sensitivity to loud noises?

2. Do people seem to mumble or speak in a softer voice than they used to?

3. Do you sometimes miss key words in a sentence or frequently need to ask people to repeat themselves?

4. When you are in a group or in a crowded restaurant, is it difficult for you to follow the conversation?

5. When you are together with other people, does background noise bother you?

6. Do you often need to turn up the volume on your TV or radio?

7. Do you find it difficult to hear the doorbell or the telephone ring?

8. Is carrying on a telephone conversation difficult?

9. Do you find it difficult to pinpoint where an object is (e.g. an alarm clock or a telephone) from the noise it makes?

10.  Has someone close to you mentioned that you might have a problem with your hearing?

*If you suspect hearing loss, have a medical examination by an otolaryngologist (a physician who specializes in diseases of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck) and a hearing test by an audiologist (a health professional trained to measure and help individuals deal with hearing loss).Please contact We’re hEAR For You to find a hearing professional in your area.