Hearing Self Evaluation: Do You Need Hearing Aids?
This brief questionnaire can give you an idea of whether you are experiencing some degree of hearing loss.
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- Visible congenital or traumatic deformity of the ear.
- History of active drainage from the ear within the previous 90 days.
- History or sudden or rapidly progressive hearing loss within the previous 90 days.
- Acute or chronic dizziness.
- Unilateral (one ear) hearing loss of sudden or recent onset within the previous 90 days.
- Visible evidence of significant cerumen (earwax) accumulation or a foreign body in the ear canal.
- Pain or discomfort in the ear.
Many people can answer yes to at least one question. But if you answer yes to two or more, it’s time for a more thorough hearing loss investigation.
Try keeping track of your hearing experiences for a few days or a week. Track the number of times you experience difficulty in conversation, or how often you ask someone to repeat themselves. Ask a friend to set the TV volume to a comfortable listening level; is it loud enough for you to hear comfortably? What do your answers tell you?