Five-minute Hearing Test

Worried about your hearing? The following quiz was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery to help determine if you should see an audiologist for a more comprehensive evaluation.

Rate yourself by answering each of the questions below:
 

  Almost always Often Sometimes Never
I have a problem hearing over the phone...
I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time...
People complain that I turn the TV volume too high...
I have to strain to understand conversations...
I miss hearing some common sounds, like the phone or doorbell...
I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background, such as a party...
I get confused about where sounds come from...
I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves...
I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children...
I have worked in noisy environments, such as in assembly lines, with jackhammers or jet engines...
I hear fine—if people just speak clearly...
People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say...
I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses...
I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I'll reply improperly...
To be answered by a family member or friend:
Do you think this person has a hearing loss?
Do you have a blood relative with hearing loss? Yes
No
   

 

Total Score: ________

Scoring

0 to 5

Your hearing is fine and no action is required.

6 to 10

We suggest that you have your hearing evaluated. Request a free 15-minute hearing screening online or call 847.535.6114.

10+

We strongly recommend that you have your hearing evaluated. Request a hearing evaluation online or call 847.535.6114.

Worried about your hearing?

One out of every 10 Americans, or 28 million people, has some degree of hearing loss that can affect work and relationships and be a barrier to social occasions. See if you need a hearing screening evaluation by taking our simple, five-minute hearing test >

We offer a variety of appointment times to best fit our patients' busy schedules. Please call to determine the best appointment time for you.

Audiology
Lake Forest
847.535.6114
Grayslake
847.535.8970
Glenview
847.724.GLEN (4536)