Signs of Hearing Loss In Adults?

SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS

Socially

  • People often mumble or do not speak clearly
  • You often have to ask people to speak up or repeat themselves
  • It is hard to follow a conversation in a crowded room
  • It is hard to understand someone who is a short distance away from you
  • You sometimes do not hear the phone ring
  • You turn up the TV volume louder than others need to
  • You seem to hear better in one ear than the other
  • You find it essential to sit at the front in meetings, church service, etc.
  • You have difficulty following a conversation between people in the front or back seat of a car
  • Family and friends make comments about your hearing

 

Emotionally:

  • You are stressed out from straining to hear what others are saying
  • You feel annoyed at other people because you can’t hear or understand them
  • You are embarrassed to meet new people or from misunderstanding what others are saying
  • You withdraw from social situations that you once enjoyed because of difficulty hearing

Medically:

  • You have a family history of hearing loss
  • Your occupation is in a noisy environment or you have been exposed to very loud sounds over a long period or single exposure to explosive noise
  • You take medications that can harm the hearing system (ototoxic drugs)
  • You have diabetes, heart circulation or thyroid problems

 

Durban Medical Centre 
Suite No. 1104, 11th Floor,
Durban Medical Centre
(attached to City Hospital)
94 Charlotte Maxeke Street
(old Beatrice Street)
Durban 4001

Tel: 0313095798
Fax: 0866100308
pmnaidoo@dmc.org.za

Entabeni Hospital 

Suite 7 Medical Centre West
Entabeni Hospital
148 Mazisi Kunene Road
(old South Ridge Road)
Durban, 4001

Tel: 0312611991

Life Mt Edgecombe Private  Hospital 

Suite 5
Medical Centre
Annexure A
163 Redberry Drive
Phoenix, Durban

Tel: 0315026391

Ethekweni Hospital

Riverhorse Valley Business Estate,
11 Riverhorse Drive
Queen Nandi Drive
Durban, 4037

Tel: 0313095798

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