DRHC Dubai Audiology Clinic

What Should You Look Out For? - Dubai Audiology Clinic

An Audiologist measures the minimum loudness at which a person begins to hear and the person's ability to discriminate between sounds. Prior to determining management options, they evaluate the psychological impact of hearing loss on a patient.

Signs in babies

  • Isn't startled by loud noises.
  • Doesn't turn towards the source of a sound by four months of age.
  • Doesn't say a single word by the age of one.
  • Does not respond to their name being called.
  • Responds to some sounds but not others.

Signs in children

  • Is slow to learn to talk or unclear speech.
  • Asks you to repeat or respond inappropriately to a question.
  • Doesn't respond on name calling.
  • Talks very loudly.
  • Often turns up the volume of the TV so it's very loud.
  • Imitates others to understand when verbal instructions are given.

Signs in Adults

  • Trouble understanding phone conversations
  • Trouble hearing in a noisy environment.
  • Trouble following a conversation in a group situation.
  • Often complain that others are not speaking clearly or mumbling.
  • Often misunderstanding what people say.
  • Often ask people to repeat themselves.
  • You no longer hear normal household sounds such as the ringing of a doorbell.
  • You find talking on the telephone difficult.
  • You have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation.
  • You have trouble hearing someone speak from behind you.
  • You have been told you speak too loudly.