You may have hearing loss. people speaking but you have to strain to understand their words. But You frequently ask people to repeat what they said. You don’t laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story or the punch line. You frequently complain that people mumble. You need to ask others about the details of a meeting you just attended. You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse and relatives.You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone etc.