Hearing Quiz

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 a problem hearing over the telephone.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I have trouble understanding things on TV.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I have to strain to understand conversations.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I have to worry about missing a telephone ring or doorbell.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a crowded room or restaurant.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I get confused about where sounds come from.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I have trouble understanding the speaker in a large room such as a meeting or place of worship.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

Many people I talk to seem to mumble (or don't speak clearly)

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I will reply improperly.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

Family members and friends have told me they think I may have hearing loss.

  • 1STRONGLY DISAGREE
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5STRONGLY AGREE

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*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 Survey, Volume 111 (5), pp. 625-632.

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Quick Hearing Check Results

Your test score:

X OUT OF 60

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?
X

Action Needed:
X

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