Answer the following questions to check for
hearing loss and see whether you need to have your
hearing checked by your doctor or hearing specialist.
Total your "Yes" answers:
If you have 0 to 2 "Yes" answers, your hearing probably is good. Take
the test again in a few months, especially if you are routinely exposed to loud
If you have 3 or more "Yes" answers, you may have some hearing loss
and may want to see a health professional for a hearing evaluation.
[Adapted from the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other
CitationsNational Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders (2010). Ten Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss. Available online: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/10ways.asp.
April 13, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Steven T. Kmucha, MD - Otolaryngology
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