The following hearing loss check is based on the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery's revised five-minute hearing test*. It is a way to quickly assess potential hearing loss that may require an objective hearing test and a possible hearing solution.
With respect to your hearing, please think about experiences with each of the following WITHOUT the use of hearing aids or other devices designed to help you hear better. For each item, indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree (select one number for each item).
I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
I have to worry about missing a telephone ring or doorbell.
I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a crowded room or restaurant.
I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.
I have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.
I have trouble understanding the speaker in a large room such as a meeting or place of worship.
Many people I talk to seem to mumble (or don't speak clearly).
People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say.
I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses.
I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I will reply improperly.
*Source: Koike, J.; Hurst, M.K.; and Wetmore, S. J. Correlation between the American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery five-minute hearing test and standard audiological data, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Survery, Volume 111 (5), pp. 625-632.
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Hearing Quiz Results
How does your hearing loss compare to others?
Your score of X is at the X percentile of adults with hearing loss in the United States.
How do your friends and family describe your hearing loss?