If you suspect you have some hearing loss, contact an audiologist. Hearing loss can occur at any age and for many reasons. In adults, hearing loss most commonly begins between the ages of 40 and 55 years. Surprisingly, you may not be aware if you have a hearing impairment. Some forms of hearing loss are very mild and may only involve difficulty in hearing certain sounds or hearing in specific situations.
Additionally, some types of hearing loss may occur so gradually that they progress without you even noticing.