Is It Time to See an Audiologist?

If one or more apply, then it might indicate that a hearing loss, auditory processing, and/or balance problem is present. The best way to find out is to be evaluated by an ASHA-certified audiologist.

  • Ringing, roaring, or buzzing in one or both ears
  • TV is set louder than others would like or enjoy
  • Often ask people to repeat what they have said
  • Difficulty understanding speech
  • Speech sounds muffled or dull
  • Problems listening in noise or in groups
  • Academic problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Inconsistent response to sounds
  • Failed hearing screening
  • Problems socializing with peers
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Delayed speech and language development
  • Family/friend concerned about hearing status
  • Sudden drop in hearing in either one or both ears
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness/spinning sensation
  • Balance problems/unsteadiness

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Action Center
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852