7 Signs That Someone You Know Has Hearing Loss

Does your husband often miss what you are saying? Does your wife insist on turning the TV up too loud? Do they always ask friends them to repeat themselves?


Hearing well is something we take for granted so it’s not always apparent to us that over time our hearing is being irreparably lost. However, when it truly starts to have a significant impact on your life then help is definitely needed. Hearing loss develops slowly for many people. But what starts as a simple nuisance can quickly add up to something that can affect a person’s family, work, and social life.

Hearing Loss Facts

Listening to our customers we often hear how they have withdrawn from being with their friends and loved ones simply because they can’t join in with the conversation or feel embarrassed by continually asking them to repeat what they’ve just said.

According to an NCOA study, adults saw improvements in a number of areas after getting hearing aids: mental health (36%), sense of independence (34%), social life (34%), and even sex life (8%). Evidence also shows that if you have a hearing loss then you are up to five times more likely to develop dementia, a situation only made worse by becoming socially isolated.

It doesn’t have to be like this. We can help you enjoy living to the full again. You are a key player in helping your loved ones overcome hearing loss. But how can you tell if they are having trouble hearing?  

Look for these 7 signs with your loved one:

Unlike a broken leg or a bruised elbow, hearing loss can be difficult to recognize, especially since it often develops gradually.

  1. Do they feel that people mumble or don’t speak clearly?
  2. Is the TV or radio turned up too loud for friends or other family members?
  3. Do they have trouble hearing in groups of people?
  4. Do they need to have instructions repeated?
  5. Are friends or family noticing you don’t hear them?
  6. Do they mis-hear what people say and often ask them to repeat themselves?
  7. Do they have difficulty hearing telephone conversations?

If you answered YES to any of these then come and have a free assessment with bloom and we’ll get you hearing better again.

What to do

If you notice any of these signs, encourage your loved one to visit a hearing professional, who can run a full hearing evaluation. You can even come along to the appointment or you can book a home visit for them here