How do you tell if you are hearing impaired going deaf

The din of modern life takes its toll on the delicate workings of the human ear. To find out whether you should take a hearing test, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do people complain that you aren’t listening?
  • Do people complain that you turn the TV volume too high?
  • Do you understand men’s voices better than women’s?
  • Do you have trouble hearing birds or the wind in the trees?
  • Do voices sound blurry – like static?
  • Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves frequently, even in quiet rooms?
  • Do you need to turn toward the person speaking or cup your ear to understand what is being said?
  • Do you find yourself confusing words or making silly mistakes?
  • Do you sometimes miss hearing common sounds, like the ringing of the phone or doorbell?