Your answers to these questions from the National Institute of Health can help you decide if you need a hearing exam. The questionnaire isn’t a substitute for a visit with a provider.
Answer yes or no to each question:
- Do you sometimes feel embarrassed meeting new people because you struggle to hear?
- Are you frustrated when talking to members of your family because you have difficulty hearing them?
- Do you have difficulty hearing or understanding co-workers, friends, or others?
- Do you feel restricted or limited by a hearing problem?
- Do you have difficulty hearing when visiting friends, neighbors, or relatives?
- Do you have trouble hearing in the movies or the theater?
- Does a hearing problem cause you to argue with family members?
- Do you have trouble hearing the TV or radio at levels that are loud enough for others?
- Do you feel that difficulty with hearing limits your activities?
- Do you have trouble hearing family or friends when you’re together in a restaurant?
If you answered yes to three or more of these, you may want to have a hearing evaluation.
You can also use TruHearing’s free, fast, online screening tool.
- “Do You Need a Hearing Test?” National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Health (NIH).