Do you have to strain to hear normal conversation?
Do you have to watch other people's faces to follow what they are saying?
Do you often ask people to repeat things?
Do you have frequent misunderstandings of what people are saying?
Do you turn the volume up on the radio or television so much that those around you complain?
Do you feel that people are always mumbling when they speak to you?
Do you have any ringing, roaring, or buzzing sounds in your ears?
Do you notice that you hear better from one ear more than the other when on the telephone?
Have you ever suffered from a trauma to the head or ear?
Is there anyone in your immediate family with hearing loss?
Have you ever been exposed to very loud noises, such as gunfire or industrial noise, without ear plugs or other noise protection?
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you may want to get your hearing tested.