What Are the Symptoms of Hearing Loss?

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Signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:
  • Muffling of speech and other sounds
  • Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people
  • Trouble hearing consonants
  • Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
  • Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
  • Withdrawal from conversations
  • Avoidance of some social settings
If you have a sudden loss of hearing, particularly in one ear, seek immediate medical attention. Key words: hearing loss; hearing loss #; hearing loss+.
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