Hearing Health Quiz

Reproduced with permission of the American Academy of Audiology
©2006 American Academy of Audiology

The following questionnaire is designed to identify any hearing difficulties that may warrant further testing. This questionaire is not a substitute for a hearing test. If you believe you have any difficulties hearing you should schedule an appointment with an audiologist for a comprehensive hearing test.


Please answer the following 15 questions, then click the "Calculate Score" button to obtain the results:

  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 dialog 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?

    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 sometimes have difficulty understanding speech on the telephone?

    Yes No Sometimes

  9. Does a hearing problem cause you to feel embarrassed when meeting new people?

    Yes No Sometimes

  10. Do you feel handicapped by a hearing problem?

    Yes No Sometimes

  11. Does a hearing problem 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 I don't know

  14. Have you had any significant noise exposure during work, recreation or military service?

    Yes No Sometimes

  15. Have any of your relatives (by birth) had a hearing loss?

    Yes No I don't know

    Your Score

A score of 3 or more may indicate you have a hearing problem.

A score of 6 or more strongly indicates a hearing test is warranted.

Javascript must be installed and enabled to allow automatic scoring.

To manually score this test:

Score 2 points for "Yes"
Score 0 points for "No"
Score 1 point for "Sometimes"
Add the scores.


©2006 American Academy of Audiology
Reproduced with permission of the American Academy of Audiology

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