5-Minute
Hearing Test

 

Give yourself the following points for each answer to the questions below:

                 

Almost always = 3 points
                    Half the time = 2 points
                    Occasionally = 1 point
                    Never = 0 points

                 

1. I have a problem hearing over the telephone...
                    2. I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time...
                    3. People complain that I turn the TV volume too high...
                    4. I have to strain to understand conversations...
                    5. I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or the doorbell ringing...
                    6. I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a party...
                    7. I get confused about where sounds come from...
                    8. I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves...
                    9. I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children...
                    10. I have worked in noisy environments (assembly lines, jackhammers, jet engines, etc.)...
                    11. I hear fine - if people just speak clearly...
                    12. People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say...
                    13. I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses...
                    14. I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I'll reply improperly...
                    15. If you have a blood relative who has hearing loss, add three points...
                    16. To be answered by a family member or friend: Do you think this person has a hearing loss?...

                 

Your Score =
                     
                    0-5 Your hearing is fine and no action is required.
                    6-9 We suggest that you have your hearing evaluated by an Audiologist.
                    10 We strongly recommend that you have your hearing evaluated by an Audiologist.

 

 


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