Signs of Hearing Loss

Dealing promptly with a suspected hearing loss will help identify available corrective measures, minimize its effects, and ensure the best possible communication strategies and quality of life. For hearing health assistance, contact an audiologist or family physician.

As an Adult, you should suspect a hearing loss if:

  • You find yourself continually asking people to repeat themselves
  • Your family or friends complain that you watch TV at a loud volume
  • Voices are unclear on the telephone
  • You find it difficult to understand speech in noisy situations
  • You find yourself straining to understand conversations in social
    settings or at work

Your child’s hearing should be checked if he or she:

  • Appears to have articulation problems or speech/language delays
  • Has difficulty locating sounds
  • Has difficulty understanding what people are saying
  • Watches others to imitate what they are doing
  • Responds inappropriately to questions
  • Doesn’t reply when you call him or her
  • Seems to speak differently than other children of the same age
  • Complains of earaches, ear pain, or head noises
  • Turns the TV volume to an excessively high level
  • Has academic or behavioural problems