Hearing Loss Symptoms in Adults

Hearing Loss Symptoms to Look For

Typical hearing loss symptoms in adults include:

  • Sounds appear muffled.
  • Trouble understanding conversations, especially in family gatherings or public areas.
  • Avoiding social events because of difficulty understanding what people are saying.
  • Answering questions inappropriately.
  • Listening to the broadcasts on television, radio or online at a higher volume than before.
  • Ear pain.
  • Ringing or buzzing in your ear.

It’s important to point out that these symptoms may be caused by issues other than a hearing impairment. For example, an ear infection can lead to a slight loss in hearing. The key is to be examined by a medical professional and make sure you take the necessary follow up steps.