Do people seem to be mumbling? Do you have to strain to hear when someone talks or whispers? Do you have difficulties hearing someone call you from behind or from another room? Do you have to turn the volume up on the TV? Do you have problems on the telephone? Do you tend to watch a persons lips to hear better? Do you find it difficult to hear in noisy environments? Do you limit your social activities due to your hearing ability? Do your friends or family mention they often have to repeat themselves?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, and like us, you feel your hearing is worth looking after, call your hearing healthcare professional for an evaluation.
Making the decision to have your hearing tested is the first step towards improving your quality of life. Just think what it would mean to you and your loved ones.
Time is an issue though and the earlier you address a hearing loss the better. As your hearing begins to fade, you will slowly forget how things really sound and this will get worse with time.