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Hearing Loss Tips

hearlosstipsFor most people, hearing loss is so gradual that it is hardly noticed. Hearing loss is usually detected first by family, friends, or as a result of a hearing test. You should suspect a hearing loss if you:

• Have a family history of hearing loss

• Have been exposed to high noise levels

• Are inclined to believe that "everybody mumbles" or "people don't speak as clearly as they used to"

• Find yourself straining to understand conversations; watching people's faces intently when you are listening

• Frequently misunderstand or need to have things repeated

• Increase the television or radio volume

• Have health problems or have reoccurring ear infections, constant ringing in the ears, or dizziness

There are many other clues to possible hearing loss. The above list provides examples of the more frequent indicators.