Hearing loss can make certain syllables and sounds more difficult to hear. For
example, high-pitched consonants such as “f,” “s” and “t” are easily drowned out
by louder, low-pitched vowels such as “a,” “o” and “u.” As a result, if anyone says
“statue” and all you can hear is “s_a_ue,” you will be forced to guess the rest.
Recognising the signs of hearing loss
Do a quick hearing check. If you answer “Yes” to any of these
questions, we suggest that you schedule a hearing screening.
- Do you turn the TV volume up too loud for others?
- Do people’s voices often sound mumbled of muffled?
- Do you have difficulty following a conversation in noisy surroundings such as restaurants or parties?
- Do you sometimes avoid telephone calls because it is difficult to hear what people are saying?
- Do you ask people to repeat what they’ve said?
- Do you have to strain to hear the words said in a meeting?
Take our free online hearing screening test here to find out your hearing status today!