Signs of Hearing Loss

  • When you think people don’t speak loud enough
  • When you turn up the volume of the TV above other viewers comfort
  • When you feel a blockage in the ear(s)
  • When you experience ringing sensation in the ear(s)
  • When you find it difficult to follow a conversation with ease in a noisy environment
  • When you find it harder to hear female or children’s voices
  • When you strain to hear at a meeting or church/mosques services
  • When you ask people to repeat themselves very often or pretend to hear when not
  • When people tell you you’re shouting when talking
  • If you have a family history of hearing loss
  • If you’re exposed to high noise level either at work, home or environment-do not forget generator noise can damage our hearing
  • If you have a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart, circulation or thyroid problems, your hearing may as well be compromised
  • If you’re on ototoxic (hearing damaging) medications
  • If you have suffered or currently suffering from discharging ears
  • If you’re a chronic cigarette smoker or alcohol abuser you need to check your hearing
  • If you constantly suffer from dizziness with nausea/vomiting and fullness in the ear


  • Never delay seeing an audiologist or your ENT surgeon if you suspect a hearing loss
  • Take advantage of hearing screening test each time you visit your physician for general health check
  • Avoid dipping a cotton bud into your ears in the name of wanting to clean your ears
  • Avoid inserting any sharp object into your ears as any abrasion caused in the ear canal may result in infection of the outer ear
  • Remember hearing is important for your social interaction, learning in school, office efficiency and productivity, confidence, mental health and safety

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