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What does it mean if you keep having to turn up the volume when you watch videos?

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TV shows tend to mix together dialogue, sound effects, and music. When you hear bass tones better than high tones, the music and effects can drown out parts of the speech. So to make out what the characters are saying, you may crank up the volume. If others in your house complain that the volume is too loud, it’s time to get your hearing checked.

From: 6 Subtle Signs of Hearing Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: “Age-Related Hearing loss.”

JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery : "Hearing impairment associated with depression in US adults, National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, 2005-2010.”

Archives of Neurology : "Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia.”

Medscape: “Presbycusis,” “Age-Related Hearing Loss in Men.”

National Institute on Aging: “Hearing Loss.”

American Academy of Audiology: “Audiogram of Familiar Sounds.”

Ear and Hearing : "The effects of hearing aid use on listening effort and mental fatigue associated with sustained speech processing demands.”

Better Hearing Institute: “Signs of Hearing Loss.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on September 01, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: “Age-Related Hearing loss.”

JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery : "Hearing impairment associated with depression in US adults, National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, 2005-2010.”

Archives of Neurology : "Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia.”

Medscape: “Presbycusis,” “Age-Related Hearing Loss in Men.”

National Institute on Aging: “Hearing Loss.”

American Academy of Audiology: “Audiogram of Familiar Sounds.”

Ear and Hearing : "The effects of hearing aid use on listening effort and mental fatigue associated with sustained speech processing demands.”

Better Hearing Institute: “Signs of Hearing Loss.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on September 01, 2019

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