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Five-Minute Hearing Test
Courtesy American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)


The AAO-HNS developed this questionairre as a reliable hearing screening tool.
There are fifteen questions. Your score will be calculated at the end of the test.

1) I have a problem hearing over the telephone.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

2) I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

3) People complain that I turn the television volume too high.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

4) I have to strain to understand conversations.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

5) I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ringing.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

6) I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a party.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

7) I get confused about where sounds come from.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

8) I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

9) I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

10) I have worked in noisy environments (assembly lines, jackhammers, jet engines, etc.).
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

11) Many people I talk to seem to mumble
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

12) People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

13) I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

14) I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I'll reply improperly.
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never

To be answered by a family member or a friend:
15) Do you think this person has a hearing loss?
Almost Always      Half The Time      Occasionally      Never


Do you have a blood relative who has a hearing loss?
Yes      No

      



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