Signs of hearing loss over time

It is important to keep an eye on the early signs of hearing loss. The sooner you spot them, the faster you can act.

For most people hearing loss occurs gradually over time, often without us realising it. However, being aware of the early warning signs helps to raise awareness and ensure we can take action early.


You may be experiencing signs of hearing loss if you:


  • Have difficulty hearing and understanding others in noisy environments

  • Regularly ask people to repeat themselves

  • Have difficulty keeping up with conversations

  • Find it hard to hear people over the phone

  • Listen to music or the TV at a higher volume than others around you

  • Find listening and engaging in conversations tiring


If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms, or you have other concerns about your hearing, speak to a healthcare professional as soon as you can.


Find out more about how to get professional help here.

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