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Do you think you have a Hearing Loss?

Answer these simple questions to find out…

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Do you have difficulty understanding conversation in a busy restaurant or supermarket?

Do people tell you that you have turned the TV or radio up too loud?

Do you find it difficult to have conversations on the telephone?

Do your family or friends complain that you are not hearing them clearly?

Do you sometimes miss the sound of your doorbell or telephone ringing?

Do you often have to ask people to repeat what they have said?

Do you avoid going to social events where it is more difficult to follow conversations?

Do you sometimes feel that people are mumbling and not speaking clearly?

Do you find it difficult to understand the voices of females and children?

Do you have problems following conversations at a meeting?

If you answered yes to more than three of these questions,
we recommend that you get your hearing checked!

If in doubt - Check it out!

Key Reference Materials

The following are some key references which were reviewed in preparing content for the Mind Your Hearing website.

A C Davis. The Prevalence of Hearing Impairment and Reported Hearing Disability among Adults in Great Britain. International Journal of Epidemiology, 1989; Vol. 18: No. 4

A Davis, P Smith, M Ferguson, D Stephens and I Gianopoulos. Acceptability, benefit and costs of earlyscreening for hearing disability: a studyof potential screening tests and models. Health Technology Assessment 2007; Vol. 11: No. 42

J Schneider, B Gopinath, M J Karpa, C M McMahon, E Rochtchina, S R Leeder, P Mitchell. Hearing loss impacts on the use of communityand informal supports. Age and Ageing 2010; 39: 458–464.

F R Lin, E J Metter, R J O’Brien, S M Resnick, A B Zonderman, L Ferrucci. Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia. Archives Neurology  Vol. 68: No. 2 Feb. 2011.

K Hawkins, F G Bottone Jr., R J Ozminkowski, S Musich, M Bai, R J Migliori, C S Yeh. The prevalence of hearing impairment and its burdenon the quality of life among adults with MedicareSupplement Insurance. Qual Life Res 2012; 21:1135–1147.

F R Lin, K Yaffe, J Xia, Qian-Li Xue, T B Harris, E Purchase-Helzner, S Satterfield, H N Ayonayon, L Ferrucci, E M Simonsick. Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults. Jama Intern Med/Vol 173 (No. 4), Feb 25, 2013

J Campbell, A Sharma. Cross -Modal Re-Organization in Adults with Early StageHearing Loss. Plos One 9(2): e90594. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090594

Media Contacts

Mind Your Hearing will provide spokespersons to comment on issues relevant to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people on request.
To contact Brendan Lennon, Project Manager, Mind Your Hearing Campaign, 35 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1. click here...