Symptoms of hearing loss can vary depending on the type of hearing loss, its cause, and the degree of loss. Common symptoms include difficulty understanding everyday conversations, a feeling of being able to hear but not understand, having to turn up the TV or radio, and asking others to repeat often. Many of my patients often describe it as others “mumbling” or “speaking with marbles in their mouth”. It is important to note that these symptoms can occur gradually or suddenly and can affect one or both ears. Additionally, some people may experience tinnitus, which is a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears. This can be a constant sound or can come and go. It is also worth noting that hearing loss can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, affecting their ability to communicate and participate in social activities. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may be experiencing hearing loss or any related symptoms.