Health Tip: Have a Hearing Loss?

Oct. 15 -- (HealthDay News) -- As with eyesight, difficulty hearing can become more common as people age.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, if you have three or more of these symptoms, you probably have a hearing problem that should be evaluated by your doctor:

  • Difficulty hearing people on the telephone.
  • Difficulty hearing when there is background noise.
  • Problems following a conversation when more than one person is speaking.
  • Straining to hear a conversation, or frequently asking others to repeat themselves.
  • Feeling like people are always mumbling or not speaking clearly.
  • Not understanding what others are saying, and not being able to respond correctly.
  • Frequently hearing sounds that resemble ringing, roaring or hissing.