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Signs and symptoms

A hearing loss develops gradually, almost imperceptibly. Unlike other sensory impairments a reduced sense of hearing is not perceived instantaneously; it may go unnoticed for many years. Not only are signs and symptoms of hearing loss very subtle; they are also manifold and often differ from person to person. Reasons for concern may include the following:

•Asking people to repeat themselves more often than usual

•Increasing the volume of the TV and radio regardless of loved ones’ volume preference

•Having the impression that everyone mumbles

•Having the impression that certain voices, especially those of children or women, are more difficult to understand

•Straining to follow conversations and getting tired because of the extra listening effort

•Avoiding social gatherings and losing interest in activities that were once enjoyable