Adults, like children, usually demonstrate normal hearing and intelligence, but undiagnosed auditory difficulties may be negatively impacting their daily lives...here a few examples:

Picture
Lack of music appreciation
Difficulty following conversation on the telephone
Difficulty following directions
Difficulty following long conversations
Difficulty taking notes
Spelling, reading, and writing issues
Organizational problems
Difficulty learning a foreign language or technical information where language is novel or unfamiliar
Social issues—difficulty “reading” others/pragmatic communication issues
Feeling uncomfortable in groups of people - groups of friends, canteens, staff meeting, conferences.
Difficulty in following verbal instructions - randomly missing  part or all or of a set of instructions.
Difficulty understanding telephone conversations - Difficulty in processing the consonant sounds.
Feeling great sense of underachievement - something always seems to prevent you from fulfilling your full potential.
Lack of self advocacy sills in verbal discussions - interviews.  complaining, debates.
Difficulty performing long specific sequence tasks - DOS, UNIX styled programs, and repetitive tasks.
Feeling uncomfortable in groups of people - groups of friends, canteens, staff meeting, conferences.
Social issues
—difficulty “reading” others/pragmatic communication issues.