Nearly 38 million Americans live with hearing loss, so it's important to know that you're not alone. Despite this statistic, on average, people wait 7 years before seeking help.

No matter if it's mild, moderate, or severe, your hearing loss could be putting your health in danger. From dementia to increased fall risk, getting treatment early can decrease your need to worry about yourself or your loved ones. Suspect you may be one of the 38 million?

Take the test below and see for yourself.

 
Almost Always
Half the time
Occasionally
 Never
I have a problem hearing over the phone.
I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
People complain that I turn the TV volume too high.
I have to strain to understand conversations.
I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a party.
I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ring.
I get confused about where sounds come from.
I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat them.
I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.
I have worked in noisy environments.
Many people mumble when they talk.
People get annoyed because I misunderstand what is being said.
I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses.
I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear that I'll reply improperly.
To be answered by a family member :
Do you think this person has a hearing loss?
Do you have a blood relative with hearing loss?
yes

no

 
           
Your Score    
 
What does this mean?
Score Analysis
0-5 You're hearing is good
6-9 Suggest a hearing evaluation
10 and above Strongly recommend a hearing evaluation
  If you scored above 5, we suggest that you receive a hearing test. If you'd like to receive more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our Mason City, Iowa office today.

On average, people wait 7 years before seeking help.