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The procedure for taking our Hearing Health Self Test is simple; all you have to do is honestly answer the first 14 statements with one of four responses:
Response #1.) Almost always: 3 points
Response #2.) Half of the time: 2 points
Response #3.) Occasionally: 1 point
Response #4.) Never: 0 points
And, if you are inclined to include them, statement 15 is to be answered by a family member or close friend.
- I have a problem hearing over the telephone.
- I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
- People complain that I turn the TV and radio volume up too loud.
- I have to strain to understand conversations.
- I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ringing.
- I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a party or restaurant.
- I get confused about where sounds come from.
- I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.
- I especially have trouble understanding the speech of young children and women.
- I have worked in loud, noisy environments (assembly lines, lumber mills, construction, agriculture, with jet engines, etc.) and/or my recreational activities expose me to loud noise (hunting, target shooting, boating, off-road vehicles, race cars, etc.).
- Many people I talk to seem to mumble.
- People get annoyed with me because I misunderstand what they say.
- I misunderstand what others say and make inappropriate responses.
- I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear that I’ll reply improperly.
- To be answered by a family member or close friend: Do you think this person has difficulty hearing?
If you scored anything but a 0 on this test (including what your family member or friend answered!), you might have a hearing loss and should schedule an appointment to see me.
Call my office toll-free at 1 (888) 844-7024 and tell us you took our Hearing Health Self Test, and we will schedule you for a complimentary hour-long office visit, which includes a consultation, examination, hearing screening, and review of the results… Because hearing is a wonderful gift! – Crystal Chalmers, Au.D.