Additional symptoms atypical of hearing loss include buzzing sounds, hissing sounds and ringing of the ears. Ear irritation as well as generalized ear pain and itching can all be associated with conditions that may contribute to progressive hearing loss. It is also important to note that many people with hearing loss are simply not aware of their condition. It is often necessary for coworkers, friends and family members to alert the individual that they may indeed have hearing loss. In addition, this widespread condition can affect relationships as well as employment and career opportunities. Contact Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center today to learn more.