7 Hearing Loss Resources To Better Your Quality of Life
Updated: Sep 2, 2020
How Can I Tell If I Have a Hearing Loss?
Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer “yes” to three or more of these questions, you could have a hearing loss and might need to have your hearing checked.
Do you sometimes feel embarrassed when you meet new people because you struggle to hear?
Do you feel frustrated when talking to people because you have difficulty hearing them?
Do you have difficulty hearing or understanding co-workers, clients, or customers?
Do you feel restricted or limited when you have a problem hearing?
Do you often think, “I can hear but I don’t understand what is being said?”
Do you have trouble understanding the dialogue on internet videos, movies, or in the theater?
Does a communication issue due to poor hearing cause you to argue with family members?
Do you ask people to repeat what they say?
Do you think others mumble?
Do you have difficulty hearing on the phone?
Do you have trouble hearing the TV or radio and turn up the volume that is too loud for others?
Do you feel your personal or social life is limited?
Do you have trouble hearing your dining companions when you are together in a restaurant?
Adapted from: Newman, C.W., Weinstein, B.E., Jacobson, G.P., & Hug, G.A. (1990). The Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults [HHIA]: Psychometric adequacy and audiometric correlates. Ear Hear, 11, 430-433. Source
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