Kansas City, Kan. -- Hearing loss is gradual. It sneaks up on us.
The Hearing Health Foundation says you should get your hearing tested if you answer "yes" to three or more of these questions at http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/how-to-recognize-hearing-loss.
People typically have trouble hearing for seven to ten years before getting tested.
Fox 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean talked to Dr. John Ferraro, head of the Hearing and Speech Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center about why you shouldn't wait to have your hearing tested.