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Do I Have a Hearing Problem?

Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer “yes” to three or more of these questions, you could have a hearing problem and may need to have your hearing checked by a doctor.


  ○   ○   Do I have a problem hearing on the telephone?
  ○   ○   Do I have trouble hearing when there is noise in the back ground?
  ○   ○   Is it hard for me to follow a conversation when two or more people talk at once?
  ○   ○   Do I have to strain to understand a conversation?
  ○   ○   Do many people I talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?
  ○   ○   Do I misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?
  ○   ○   Do I often ask people to repeat themselves?
  ○   ○   Do I have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?
  ○   ○   Do people complain that I turn the TV volume up too high?
  ○   ○   Do I hear a ringing, roaring, or hissing sound a lot?
  ○   ○   Do some sounds seem too loud?

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