Hearing loss is when your ability to hear is reduced. A hearing loss makes it more difficult for you to hear speech and other sounds. The most common causes of hearing loss are noise and ageing. In most cases a hearing loss cannot be cured.
Look for these hearing loss signs
You have trouble hearing on the telephone
You have trouble following a conversation when people are talking at the same time
The family (or your neighbor!) complains that your TV is too loud
You’re tired from straining to hear conversations.
You have trouble hearing in noisy environments.
You say “What?” a lot
People don’t seem to speak clearly.
You misunderstand what people say.
You have trouble hearing children and women.
You become annoyed and frustrated during conversation.