Listening to the TV or radio at a higher volume than in the past
Asking people to repeat what they are saying
Having trouble understanding what people are saying, especially in situation when there is background noise
Pain in the ear, irritation or itching of the ear, or having fluid leaking from the ear
Having a feeling that your ear is plugged and your experience muffled hearing
A ringing or buzzing in the ear. This is a condition called tinnitus.
A feeling that everything seems to be spinning around you. This is also known vertigo.