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5 Minute Hearing Test: Especially for Seniors

Take the 5 minute hearing test!

Scoring: To calculate your score, give yourself 3 points for every time you checked the "Almost always" column, 2 for every "Half the time", 1 for every "Occasionally", and 0 for every "Never".  If you have a blood relative who has a hearing loss, and another 3 points.  Then total your points.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recommends the following:

  • 0 to 5 --- Your hearing is fine.  No action is required
  • 6 to 9 --- Suggest you see an ear-nose-and-throat (ENT) specialist
  • 10 and above --- Strongly recommend you see an ear physician.

©1992. This leaflet is published as a public service. The material may be freely used so long as attribution is given to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc., Alexandria, VA