Identifying Hearing Loss

Babies and young children

Signs that your baby/child may have hearing loss:
  • Non-responsive when you are speaking to them
  • Turning their head in different directions to try to hear
  • Asking you to repeat yourself
  • Having difficulties with speech and language (trouble forming words and sentences)
  • Straining to hear soft noises
  • Trouble distinguishing voices when there are multiple people in a conversation


Signs that you might have hearing loss:
  • It seems as though everyone is mumbling
  • Asking people to repeat themselves
  • Conversations are hard to follow in noisy environments
  • Reading lips rather than listening to words in conversations
  • Others have commented that you have the TV turned up loud
  • You often have a ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Difficulty hearing high pitched sounds
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