Check your ears if there is dangerous disease hidden or not using fingers and spoons.
Difficulty of hearing is usually caused by aging, but some of them are caused by serious diseases. Checking hearing of high and low pitched sounds helps differentiate it.
Low pitched sound:
Separate your thumb and index finger about an inch and tap them lightly. This finger tapping sound is low pitched sound which is from 125 to 250 Hertz. Tap the fingers near your ears simultaneously. (Fig. 1) If you feel the difference in either ear like right ear is difficult to hear, there is a possibility that you may have Meniere's disease which causes dizziness.
High pitched sound:
Prepare 2 tea spoons. Rub the spoons near your ear gently not to make hitting noise. (Fig. 2) This rubbing sound of spoons is high pitched sound which is from 4000 to 8000 Hertz. If you clearly hear the sound in your both ears, there is no problem, but if you feel difficult to hear or you can’t hear, there is a possibility of arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries). Progression of arteriosclerosis decreases the blood flow in the ear and that sometimes makes you not to hear starting from high pitched sound.