Online Hearing Screening
Screening Version of the Hearing Handicap Inventory
Source: Ventry, I, Weinstein B. (1983). Identification of elderly people with hearing problems.
[copy]American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, July, 37-42.
The screening version of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (HHIE-S) as shown on the left is a 5-minute, 10-item questionnaire developed to assess how the individual perceives the social and emotional effects of hearing loss. Persons who perceive their hearing loss to be a problem are more likely to have further testing and accept the need for a hearing aid. The higher the HHIE-S score, the greater the handicapping effect of a hearing impairment. Audiologic referral is recommended for individuals scoring 10 or higher on the inventory.
The HHIE-S was designed to be used with non-institutionalized older adults in a variety of clinical and community settings. It is usually administered using a face-to-face interview. However, time constraints or a severe-to-profound hearing loss may preclude a face-to-face interview, in which case the inventory can be administered by having the individual do this self-test.
Source: Kathleen Demers, RN, MS, GNP
Posted: 06/08/2004; Dermatology Nursing. 2004;16(2)
© 2004 Jannetti Publications, Inc.
Call Chappell Hearing Care Centers at (817) 263-1971 if you have any questions about this hearing screening test or if you desire additional testing.