Your sense of hearing can diminish with time, and depending on your job or the things you do in your daily routine, it can diminish much quicker than you anticipated. You may not even realize how hard of hearing you are, as it fades slowly over time and you just become so accustomed to the changes in your hearing that you have no idea what you are actually missing out on. If you aren't sure whether or not you are losing your hearing, there are some signs that you can watch out for. Read on for some of these signs.

1. You Can't Hear Without Reading Lips

If you notice that you have a harder time hearing someone if you aren't able to see their lips moving, you may have suffered some hearing loss. If you notice that you have a harder time hearing when those around you are wearing a face mask, because their lips are covered, it's a sign that you may have some hearing issues as well. You may have trained yourself to read lips to help you hear and you didn't even realize it until you couldn't see the person's lips and couldn't understand them.

2. You Hear Ringing In Your Ears

Ringing in the ears can be caused by a number of things, but it can also be a sign of hearing loss. You may have ringing in your ears because of an injury or due to being exposed to loud noises over time causing you problems. This can happen as well if you work in an industrial setting and are surrounded by loud noises, especially if you are not wearing the proper ear protection to protect your hearing.

3. You Need Instructions Repeated Often

If you are always asking for instructions to be repeated, or you need other information or conversations to be repeated often, it could be because you aren't able to hear properly, not because you cannot comprehend. If you are always asking "what?" or you need things repeated to you, you need to have your hearing tested.

4. You Are Missing Parts Of Conversations

If you aren't able to remember parts of conversations, it may not be because you've forgotten them, it may be because you didn't hear them in the first place. You may be missing out on a lot of conversations because you aren't able to hear them going on around you. This can cause issues in your personal or professional life.

If you have noticed these signs or other signs that may indicate a hearing issue, you need to have your hearing evaluated by a professional to determine if you need hearing aids.

For more information, contact your doctor's office to schedule a hearing evaluation