Take the 5 point self test questionnaire to determine if you possibly have a hearing loss problem.
Do you turn the volume up on the TV, only for others around you to complain its too loud?
Do you have more trouble with certain types of voice i.e. males, females, children?
Do you have trouble hearing in a situation where there is background noise i.e. restaurant?
Do you have trouble hearing when there is more than one person talking?
Do you hear better out of one ear than the other?
Below are some possible causes of hearing loss.
- Viral ear infections.
- Ear infections.
- Head trauma.
- Some chemotherapy, radiation treatments and heavy-duty antibiotics.
- Noise exposure from, e.g. music, industrial environments, heavy machinery, shooting/hunting, military.
- Heredity hearing loss.