Do you sometimes feel embarrassed when you meet new people because you struggle to hear?
Question 1 of 10
Do you feel frustrated when talking to members of your family because you have difficulty hearing them?
Question 2 of 10
Do you have difficulty hearing or understanding
co-workers, clients, or customers?
Question 3 of 10
Do you feel restricted or limited by a hearing problem?
Question 4 of 10
Do you have difficulty hearing when visiting friends, relatives, or neighbors?
Question 5 of 10
Do you have
in the movies
or in the theater?
Question 6 of 10
Does a hearing problem cause you to argue with family members?
Question 7 of 10
Do you have trouble
hearing the TV or
radio at levels that
are loud enough
Question 8 of 10
Do you feel that
any difficulty with
your hearing limits
your personal or
Question 9 of 10
Do you have trouble
hearing family or
friends when you
in a restaurant?
Question 10 of 10
Congratulations on completing the quiz!
Your results suggest that you don't need a hearing test at this time.
Your results suggest that you
may need a hearing test.
You answered "YES" to fewer than 3 questions.
You answered "YES" to 3 or more of these questions.
To help prevent hearing loss, protect your ears from sounds that are too loud and loud sounds that last too long. If you notice signs of hearing loss, talk with your doctor or another hearing health provider.
Talk with your doctor or another hearing health provider about having your hearing checked.
Avoid more hearing loss. Protect your ears from sounds that are too loud and loud sounds that last too long.
Learn more at www.nidcd.nih.gov/hearing
Test questions adapted from
The Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults [HHIA].
The NIDCD does not provide personalized medical advice to individuals about their condition or treatment. Your quiz results should not be used as a substitute for professional health care. We encourage you to work with qualified health providers for answers to your hearing health questions.
One in six adults in the U.S. reports trouble hearing. Hearing problems can be serious.
If you or a loved one shows signs of hearing problems, talk with your doctor, an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor), an audiologist, or a hearing instrument specialist.
Protect your ears from sounds that are too loud and loud sounds that last too long.
Learn what you can do at www.nidcd.nih.gov/hearing.
Hearing loss may occur gradually over time or may be experienced suddenly. The following symptoms may indicate that you should have your hearing checked by a professional: