Changes in hearing often occur gradually throughout a lifetime. Many times individuals will compensate for these changes in hearing often without knowing it. Recent data suggests there are over 48 million Americans with some degree of hearing loss. Common signs of changes in hearing include:

You hear people speaking, but you have to strain to understand their words.
You frequently ask people to repeat what they said.
You don’t laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story or the punch line.
You frequently complain that people mumble.
You need to ask others about the details of a meeting you just attended.
You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse and relatives.
You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone.
You find that looking at people when they speak to you makes it easier to understand.
You miss environmental sounds such as birds or leaves blowing.

If you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment with our dedicated audiology team. During this appointment they will be able to determine the type and degree of change in your hearing you've had and whether you would benefit from a boost in your hearing for better communication.