Knowing the signs of hearing loss make spotting it that much easier. Detecting hearing loss in its early stages can help improve treatment and quality of life. 

Here are signs of untreated hearing loss in adults, children.

Children 

  • Lack of attention to sounds 

  • Doesn’t follow simple directions 

  • Doesn’t respond when their name is called 

  • Delays in speech and language development 

  • Pulls or scratches at the ears 

  • Difficulty in all areas of academic achievement, especially reading and math 

  • Socially isolated and unhappy in school 

  • Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (i.e. regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes) 

Adults 

  • Inattentiveness 

  • Buzzing or ringing in the ears 

  • Failure to respond to spoken words 

  • Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (i.e. regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes) 

  • Muffled hearing 

  • Constant frustration hearing spoken words and other sounds 

  • Avoiding conversation 

  • Social isolation 

  • Depression  

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10 Signs You Might Have Hearing Loss

 

When hearing loss comes on gradually, the signs can be difficult to identify. Here are 10 signs should look for when considering whether or not you have a hearing loss.