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Ways to Recognize a Hearing Loss

If you’re not sure you’re experiencing hearing loss, know that you are not alone. Nearly 35 million Americans suffer form hearing loss but since it happens so gradually, most people don’t recognize the signs for quite some time and need to have it pointed out to them by a friend or family member.

Some clues: Have people told you that your TV or radio is too loud? Are you finding it more difficult to understand conversations, especially if several people are talking at once or if there is background noise? Are you finding that you often have to ask people to repeat themselves more than once? Or, maybe you have trouble hearing over the motor and wind sounds while driving your car.

If these scenarios seem familiar to you, then it’s time to take the following hearing test. This test should not replace the certainty and reliability of getting a complete evaluation from an Audiologist. The sooner a hearing problem is addressed, the more effectively it can be treated.

Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?

Yes      No

Do you have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time?

Yes      No

Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?

Yes      No

Do you strain to understand conversation?

Yes      No

Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy background?

Yes      No

Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves?

Yes      No

Do people you talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?

Yes      No

Do you misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?

Yes      No

Do you have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?

Yes      No

Do you get annoyed because you misunderstand what people say?

Yes      No

If you answered “yes” to three or more of these questions you may want to see an Audiologist for a hearing evaluation. Call The Hearing Professionals today at (414) 332-3377 for a complete hearing evaluation by one of our Audiologists.

About Adam Bernstein

Adam Bernstein is the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Milwaukee's premier hearing healthcare facility. As the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Mr. Bernstein has over 20 years of experience in the hearing healthcare industry. He began his career in 1995 at GN Danavox, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. After leaving Danavox, Mr. Bernstein opened two hearing healthcare offices in Chicago, IL. In 2001 he moved to Milwaukee, WI and opened The Hearing Professionals. In 2008 he added a second Wisconsin office in the town of Brookfield. Today The Hearing Professionals is the largest private audiology practice in SE Wisconsin. Mr. Bernstein has written numerous articles on hearing healthcare which has appeared in newspapers throughout the country and has been interviewed by news programs regarding advances in the hearing industry. Mr. Bernstein a member of Unitron’s Customer Advisory Board and a graduate of The University of Minnesota. You can email him at and you can visit The Hearing Professionals at

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