Recognising the signs of hearing loss

Recognising the signs of hearing loss

A hearing loss can have a far-reaching effect on your life. It can be harder to distinguish between speech and noise and you may face challenges at work and in your social life and perhaps feel less inclined to join in as you did previously.

A hearing loss also has an effect on those around you. Friends and family may grow frustrated in having to repeat themselves, as well as share an understandable concern for your wellbeing.

Check if you might have a hearing loss

Ask yourself the questions beneath and find out if you might have a hearing loss. 
If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the questions it’s a good idea to get your hearing checked with your local bloom™ hearing specialist.

 - Do I need to have the TV, or radio, turned up louder than other people?
 - Do people talking to me seem to be mumbling?
 - Do I have difficulty hearing what is said, when there is a lot of background noise?
 - Do I often have to ask people to repeat what they have said?
 - Do I find it difficult to hear high pitched sounds, like children’s voices?
 - Do I have problems hearing sounds from a distance, like public address systems?
 - Do I find it difficult to work out which direction sounds are coming from?
 - Do I sometimes fail to hear the phone or doorbell ringing?
 - Do I find it hard to understand what people are saying on the phone?

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