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Having Trouble Hearing?

Posted by admin on Jun 1, 2014 7:20:00 PM

Take this Quick Test to Check Your Hearing Health

Do you think you might have a hearing loss? If so, you are not alone. Seventeen percent of people in the United States have a hearing loss, that's about 36 million Americans. And at age 65, one out of three people has a hearing loss. Here's a quick test to see if you may be one of them.

1. Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

2. Do you sometimes feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

3. Do you experience difficulty following dialogue in the theater?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

4. Do you sometimes find it difficult to understand a speaker at a public meeting or a religious service?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

5. Do you find yourself asking people to speak up or repeat themselves often?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

6. Do you find men’s voices easier to understand than women’s?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

7. Do you experience difficulty understanding soft or whispered speech?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

8. Do you have difficulty understanding when you’re on the telephone?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

9. Does not hearing well cause you to feel embarrassed when meeting new people?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

10. Do you feel handicapped by not being able to hear what’s going on around you?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

11. Does difficulty hearing cause you to visit friends, relatives, or neighbors less often than you would like?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

12. Do you experience ringing or noises in your ears?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

13. Do you hear better with one ear than the other?
☐ Yes
☐ No
☐ Sometimes

14. Have you had any significant noise exposure during work, recreation, or military service?
☐ Yes
☐ No

15. Have any of your relatives (by birth) had a hearing loss?
☐ Yes
☐ No

Scoring

2 points for Yes
1 point for Sometimes
0 points for No

If you scored 3 or more you may have a hearing problem. If you scored a 6 or more, we strongly suggest that you get a hearing check by your doctor.

The only way to know for sure that you have a problem is to have a full hearing test by a qualified hearing health professional. This full test will tell you the degree and type of hearing loss and also determine if you could be helped by hearing aids. The professional can also recommend what type of hearing aid is best for your hearing loss.

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