Hearing loss interferes with your life in many ways you might not realize. The following have all been associated with untreated hearing loss:

  • Decreased attention
  • Diminished understanding of speech
  • Trouble communicating with others
  • Diminished memory
  • Unwillingness to embrace the unknown
  • Decline in job performance
  • Lack of acknowledgement by others
  • Irritability, stress, depression
  • Withdrawal from social life (isolation)

Be proactive with your hearing health by learning more about it. Once you understand how much it can disrupt your enjoyment of life we hope you’ll be ready to do something about it.

Not sure if you have hearing loss?

Have a family member or friend you think is in denial about their own hearing ability? Answering the following questions will help you (and them) figure it out.

  1. People seem to mumble all the time.
  2. I can hear, but have trouble understanding what people are saying.
  3. I often ask people to repeat themselves.
  4. Telephone conversations are difficult.
  5. I don’t hear household sounds anymore, like a faucet dripping or clock ticking.
  6. It’s hard to hear without looking directly at the speaker’s face.
  7. People tell me I speak too loudly.
  8. People say my television or radio volume is set too high.
  9. I hear ringing or buzzing noises in my ears, but I’m the only one who hears it.
  10. It’s hard to follow conversations when I’m in a large group of people.
  11. I have trouble following conversations with more than two people at a time.
  12. I struggle to hear in crowded places, like restaurants and malls.
  13. I have a hard time hearing women or children.

If you answered “yes” to any of these, you might have hearing loss. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend you continue reading through this section to learn more about what you may be facing.

If you answered yes to Question 9, alone or in conjunction with the other questions, you may have tinnitus, a condition which causes you to hear noises in your ears without an external source. We recommend you read our tinnitus section for more information on what you can do to address this irritating phenomenon.

Whatever your challenges, the first step is an accurate diagnosis of your form of hearing loss, along with an assessment of how severe it is and what can be done to treat it.

Our solutions

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Not sure if you have hearing loss?

Not sure if you have a hearing impairment? Take a quick hearing screening on our website!

Signia Hearing Test was created by our audiology experts to help you determine whether you have hearing impairment. This application has been scientifically developed and carefully tested to ensure the most precise results possible. In addition, the test is completely independent of language, so you can use it reliably no matter what language you’re most comfortable with.