Hearing Quiz

This short Hearing Test checklist will help you determine whether you are experiencing specific hearing problems. The questions relate to everyday listening situations where many people – even those with only minor hearing losses – could experience difficulties hearing clearly.

Please take your time to answer the questions, perhaps together with a close friend or family member who might have commented on your hearing ability.

Questions Yes No
Do people comment on how loud you listen to the television or radio?
Are you constantly asking people to repeat themselves because there speech is not as clear?
Do you feel that other people are mumbling?
Do you have problems understanding people when there is background noise?
Do you have trouble following conversation when there is more than one person talking?
Do you have problems hearing over the telephone?
Is it difficult to understand people when they are not facing you?
Do you experience ringing in your ears?
Have you ever been exposed to loud noises?
Do you have any history of hearing loss in your family?

If your answer was “Yes” 1 to 3 times:

The results from your hearing check indicate that you have hearing difficulties in special situations. This happens to all of us from time to time, but if you experience these problems often / regularly, you may have a hearing loss.

Recommendation: We recommend that you consult a hearing healthcare professional to investigate whether these difficulties are due to a temporary or a permanent hearing impairment.

 

If your answer was “Yes” 4 to 6 times:

The results from your hearing check suggest that you have difficulties hearing in a number of situations and indicate a likely hearing loss.

Recommendation: We recommend that you consult a hearing healthcare professional to investigate whether these difficulties are due to a temporary or a permanent hearing impairment.

 

If your answer was “Yes” 7 to 11 times:

The results from your hearing check strongly indicate that you have a hearing loss.

Recommendation: We recommend that you consult a hearing healthcare professional to investigate whether these difficulties are due to a temporary or a permanent hearing impairment. Please contact us for more information