5-Minute Hearing Test

Many people experience hearing loss gradually, often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise. Hearing loss can also be a sign of more serious health problems. 

If you think you may have a hearing loss, take this 5 minute hearing test. You will receive 3 points for each "almost always," 2 for every "half the time," 1 for every "occasionally," and 0 for every "never" answer.

 

I have a problem hearing over the telephone.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

People complain that I turn the TV volume too high.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I have to strain to understand conversations.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ring.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background, such as a party.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I get confused about where sounds come from.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I have worked in noisy environments (such as assembly lines, contstruction sites, or near jet engines).

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

Many people I talk to seem to mumble, or don't speak clearly.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I'll make improper replies.

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never 

 

Ask a family member or friend to answer this question: Do you think this person has a hearing loss?

  • Almost always
  • Half the time
  • Occasionally
  • Never