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Hearing Loss

How to know if you are losing your hearing – Action On Hearing Loss: RNID

Am I losing my hearing?

The thought of losing your hearing can be worrying. You might not want to think about it, but the sooner you do something, the better.

If you are at all worried about your ears or hearing, go to your GP.

How to know if you are losing your hearing

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

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

Did you know that one in six people in the UK have some level of hearing loss? That’s ten million people – so you’re not alone.

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