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What are the symptoms of age-related hearing loss?

Symptoms of hearing loss in adults may include: • Difficulty following conversations either when it is quiet or when there is background noise; • Having trouble distinguishing between high-pitched and low-pitched sounds; • Thinking that others are mumbling, and; • Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus - this can appear and disappear at regular intervals, stop completely or become permanent.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 26 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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