In order to find out more about your hearing habits, the expert will ask you a number of questions. You will be asked about situations in which you have noticed the hearing loss.
In addition, you will determine together, whether you would like to use a hearing aid in the future and in which situations a hearing aid could help you.
|1||Do people seem to mumble or speak in softer voice than they used to do?||yes||no|
|2||Do you have difficulty following conversation in noisy surroundings like in a restaurant or at a party?||yes||no|
|3||Do you find yourself asking people to repeat what they say?||yes||no|
|4||Do you find you need to turn up the volume on your TV so that others comment on its loudness?||yes||no|
|5||Do you sometimes avoid taking calls on the telephone because it is difficult to hear what people are asking?||yes||no|
|6||Do you have difficulty pinpointing the direction of where a sound is coming from?||yes||no|
|7||Has someone close to you mentioned the you may have an issue with your hearing?||yes||no|
|8||Do you feel you use a lot of effort just to follow everyday conversations?||yes||no|
|9||Do you feel you have to strain to hear everything that is said in a meeting?||yes||no|
|10||Do you feel that you are missing out on activities/events you used to enjoy due to problems with your hearing?||yes||no|
|11||Do you sometimes answer a question and realise afterwards that you did not understand the question correct?||yes||no|
|12||Do you feel you must really concentrate to hear someone talk or whisper?||yes||no|
|»||Have you ever visited a hearing care professional regarding your hearing?|
|»||How socially active are you?|
|»||How concerned are you about your hearing?|
If you answer YES more than 5 of the questions, you may experience a certain degree of hearing loss but please keep in mind that this evaluation is not a professional hearing test.
You may need to seek professional advice from Audiologist, ENT specialist or hearing aid dispenser. Which of these experts is right for you? An overview of different experts will help you.