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How do I know if I'm losing my hearing?

Answer: 

If you experience any of these situations, you may have hearing loss.

  • Do others seem to mumble rather than speak clearly to you?
  • Do people often have to repeat things before you understand what they say?
  • Do you have difficulty understanding what is being said in noisy places, such as pubs or restaurants, even though other people manage to have conversations?
  • Do you find it hard to keep up with conversations when talking to a group of people?
  • Do you find it tiring to listen to conversations because you have to concentrate hard?
  • Do others think your television or music is too loud but you cannot hear it properly if they turn it down?
  • Do you often have difficulty hearing on the telephone?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions you may benefit from a hearing test and advice from a qualified hearing professional.

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