Hearing Loss Checklist
People affected by hearing loss often find it difficult to recognize and accept it. In most cases hearing loss develops over a long period of time. Therefore, it often takes a while before the symptoms are identified. Are any of the following situations familiar to you? Please check the boxes for the situations that apply. (The information you supply is completely anonymous and will not be stored.)
Congratulations – you seem to have no problems with your hearing. Please help to make sure that it remains so, by avoiding excessive noise and wearing ear protection at all times.
Your result: Good
You are showing the first signs of hearing loss. However, this should not be a cause for concern – you are still managing well in day-to-day life. Please pay close attention to your hearing and act straight away should you notice first signs of degradation.
Your result: Alarming
You are showing all the signs of a moderate hearing loss. The earlier you do something about it, the sooner you will find a solution to maintain your quality of life. Don’t wait too long and “forget” how to hear.
Your result: Problematic
You are showing all the signs of a severe hearing loss. Don’t wait too long – the sooner you react, the more quickly and easily you will be able to regain the quality of life you are used to.
Your result: Critical
You are showing all the signs of definite – and undoubtedly very debilitating – hearing loss. Your quality of life is severely restricted by your poor hearing, and you are also isolating yourself more and more from other people. If you have not yet sought advice from a hearing professional, you should do so immediately!