What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Hearing Loss?

Mixed hearing loss is caused by a problem in the outer or middle ear (conductive loss), and also a problem in the inner ear or auditory nerve (sensorineural loss) happening at the same time.

You may notice your child:

  • Is behind in talking or doesn’t talk clearly
  • Often asks others to repeat themselves, asks, “huh?” or “what?” or says they don’t hear you
  • Listens to electronics at very loud volumes
  • Has frequent ear infections
  • Speaks loudly all the time
  • Does not respond to their name, speech, or loud sounds
  • Becomes frustrated when trying to listen in background noise
  • Is always distracted
  • Prefers one ear over another, or complains they can only hear out of their “good ear”