- 1. Do you experience ringing or noise in your ears?
- 2. Do you hear better with one ear than the other?
- 3. Have any of your relatives had hearing loss?
- 4. Have you had significant noise exposure at work, recreation or in military service?
- 5. Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room?
- 6. Do you sometimes feel people are mumbling or not speaking clearly?
- 7. Do you experience difficulty following dialog in a theatre?
- 8. Do you sometimes find it difficult to understand a speaker at a public meeting or religious service?
- 9. Do you sometimes find yourself asking people to speak up or to repeat themselves?
- 10. Do you find men’s voices easier to understand than women’s?
- 11. Do you experience difficulty understanding soft or whispered speech?
- 12. Do you sometimes have difficulty understanding speech or words on the telephone?
- 13. Does a hearing problem cause you to feel embarrassed when meeting new people?
- 14. Do you feel handicapped by a hearing problem?
- 15. Does a hearing problem cause you to be nervous?
- 16. Does a hearing problem cause you to visit friends, relatives or neighbours less often than you’d like?
- 17. Does a hearing problem cause you to talk to family members less often than you would like?
- 18. Does a hearing problem cause you to feel depressed?
YES answers to any of these questions may mean that you have a hearing problem.
Serveral YES answers strongly suggest that a hearing check is necessary. In either case, ask you hearing professional to check your hearing.