There are many signs of hearing loss in adults. Some common symptoms include difficulty understanding speech, especially in noisy environments; having to increase the volume of the TV or radio to a level that is uncomfortable for others; frequently asking people to repeat themselves; and noticing that people seem to mumble more than usual.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to visit an audiologist as soon as possible for a hearing assessment. Untreated hearing loss can lead to a number of negative consequences, including social isolation, cognitive decline, and even dementia. So it’s important to get checked out if you think there’s a problem.