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You know you have some hearing loss when: 1.Others complain you have the TV turned too loud, 2.You often ask people to repeat themselves, 3.You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone ring, 4.You complain that others mumble, or you can hear only parts of the conversation 5.You can't laugh at jokes because you miss the punch-line, 6.You are told by family/friends you don't seem to hear well. Talk to your elder care physician. If any of the above applies to you, it's time to see an audiologist.