Early detection of hearing loss symptoms is essential for timely intervention and support. It’s very common for people to live with common side effects of hearing loss before doing anything about it.  

Here, we shed light on the common signs that indicate potential hearing loss:

  • Difficulty understanding speech: Struggling to comprehend speech, especially in noisy environments such as restaurants and bars, is a primary indicator of hearing loss which impacts on your conversations and increases the frequency of asking others to repeat themselves.
  • Muffled or distorted sounds: If you notice sounds becoming muffled or unclear, it may be a sign of hearing loss. Uncover the ways this symptom can affect your everyday life, from the enjoyment of music to hearing specific sounds like doorbells or alarms.
  • Trouble hearing high-frequency sounds: Difficulty with high-pitched sounds, such as women's and children's voices, often points to high-frequency hearing loss. Many people start to think people are mumbling or that others aren’t annunciating clearly, when it is in fact hearing loss.
  • Needing to increase volume: Consistently having to raise the volume on your devices, such as the TV, radio and your mobile, may be indicative of hearing loss.