What are the symptoms of hearing deficiency?


The symptoms of hearing deficiency are varied:

  • Frequent earaches and complaints of ear problems
  • Frequent colds with ear discharge
  • Lack of attention to casual conversation
  • Delayed talking in children
  • Consistently ignored verbal directions
  • Tendency to be withdrawn and lack of desire to be involved in social activities
  • Difficulty in articulating certain speech sounds
  • Frequent confusion as to what has been said
  • Constant visual scanning of speakers’ face
  • Consistently turning the head to one side when paying attention to for example a teacher
  • Reading disability
  • Spelling errors
  • Difficulty in taking dictation
  • Indifference to music
  • Daydreaming
  • Speaking very softly or too loudly

(Picture: man hearing sounds from Shutterstock)

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