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What are some signs of hearing loss?

Symptoms of Hearing Loss include:

Muffled hearing

Difficulty understanding what people are saying, especially when there are competing voices or background noise. You may be able to hear someone speaking, but you cannot distinguish the specific words.

Listening to the television or radio at higher volume than in the past.

Avoiding conversation and social interaction. Social situations can be tiring and stressful if you do not hear well. You may begin to avoid those situations as hearing becomes more difficult.

Depression. Many adults may be depressed because of how hearing loss is affecting their social life.