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    Your Hearing: Are You Losing It?

    Are You Losing It?

    WebMD Feature

    April 24, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Certain factors point to a possible loss of hearing. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, you should suspect a problem if:

    • You have a problem hearing over the telephone.
    • You have to strain to understand conversations.
    • You often ask people to repeat themselves.
    • Others complain that you turn the television volume too high.
    • You have difficulty following the conversation when two or more people are talking.

    A consultation with a physician or an audiologist (specialist in testing hearing) can offer options to help you hear what you may be missing.

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