How do I know if I have a hearing problem?

Hearing problems rarely cause discomfort or pain, and because the hearing loss process is gradual, it’s common to adapt to someone’s hearing loss without realising it. If you think you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss, here are the top warning signs of hearing loss:
  • People seem to mumble all the time
  • You hear, but have trouble understanding
  • You often ask people to repeat themselves
  • Telephone conversations are difficult
  • You can’t hear household sounds, like a faucet dripping or a clock ticking
  • It’s hard to hear without seeing the speaker’s face
  • You are told you speak too loudly
  • People say your television or radio volume is set too high
  • You have ringing or buzzing in your ears
  • Conversations are difficult in a large group
  • You have trouble following conversations with more than two people
  • You struggle to hear in crowded places, like restaurants and malls
  • You have a hard time hearing women or children
You can try our free Online Hearing Test. You can book a free appointment online with your local bloom™ hearing specialists clinic or call 0800 522 422, where we can assist you on finding the right hearing aids for you.