Do I have a hearing problem?

Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer "yes" to three or more of these questions, you could have a hearing problem and may need to have your hearing checked.

___ Do I have a problem hearing on the telephone?
___ Do I have trouble hearing when there is noise in the background?
___ Is it hard for me to follow a conversation when two or more people talk at once?
___ Do I have to strain to understand a conversation?
___ Do many people I talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?
___ Do I misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?
___ Do I often ask people to repeat themselves?
___ Do I have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?
___ Do people complain that I turn the TV volume up too high?
___ Do I hear a ringing, roaring, or hissing sound a lot?
___ Do I have problems hearing my teacher or others in a classroom?