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Hearing Test

Below you will find a hearing test.

From the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery:

"You may have hearing loss, and not even be aware of it. People of all ages experience gradual hearing loss, often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise. Other causes of hearing loss include viruses or bacteria, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medications. Treatment for hearing loss will depend on your diagnosis."

HOW TO TAKE THIS TEST (via the AAO):

To get an idea of how well you hear, answer the following quesions and then calcualte your score. To calculate your score, give yourself 3 points for every “Almost always” answer, 2 points for every “Half the time” answer, 1 point for every “Occasionally” answer, and 0 for every “Never.” Please note: If hearing loss runs in your family, add an additional 3 points to your overall score.

Please use the following scale to rate your experience with hearing.

Hearing Test 0 - 3
1. I have a problem hearing over the telephone
2. I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time
3. People complain that I turn the TV volume too high
4. I have to strain to understand conversations
5. I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ring
6. I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background, such as a party
7. I get confused about where sounds come from
8. I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children
9. I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves
10. I have worked in noisy environments (such as assembly lines, contstruction sites, or near jet engines)
11. Many people I talk to seem to mumble, or don't speak clearly
12. People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say
13. I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses
14. I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I'll make improper replies
15. Ask a family member or friend to answer this question: Do you think this person has a hearing loss
 
Click to Calculate Score*
 


* NOTE: The hearing test score is to be used only as a guide and NOT a physician’s diagnosis or advise. Hearing examination and any treatment is to be determined by a physician upon appointment, not this test.

How to read your score - The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recommends the following:

Score Recommended Next Step
0 to 5 Your hearing is fine. No action is required.
6 to 9 Suggest you see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist.
10+ Strongly recommend you see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist.

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