What is Hearing Loss?

It’s the complete or partial inability to hear sounds in one or both ears. It makes reference to a hearing loss that reduces the human capability of hearing sounds. There are different types and grades of hearing loss. Some of the signs and symptoms of hearing loss are the following:

  • It’s hard to understand when other people speak or whisper.

  • It becomes common to ask others to speak slowly, clearly or louder in order to hear them.

  • Complications to hear the TV or radio at a volume that is considered normal by others.

  • Difficulties following up conversations when speaking to two or more people

  • Hearing at noisy places becomes complicated.

  • Difficulties differentiating different high pitch sounds from each other.

  • It’s easier to hear voices of males than females

  • Noises or buzzing in the ears (Tinnitus).

  • It’s common that people with hearing impairment stop assisting to social activities due to difficulties hearing that produce communication problems.