Central Maine Medical Center
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Hearing Services

Diagnostic and Treatment Services
Hearing Loss Questionnaire

Hearing loss is the third most prevalent health problem affecting Americans over the age of 40. Hearing loss not only affects the person with the disorder, but also his or her family members, friends, coworkers and others. The impact and consequences of hearing loss can be considerable.

Do you need a hearing test?

  • Can you hear people in conversation, but not clearly understand the words?
  • Do you frequently ask people to repeat what they have said?
  • Do you frequently think that other people are mumbling?
  • Do you turn up the volume of the TV or radio louder than your friends and family members do?
  • Do you have ringing sounds in your ears?
  • Do you find people easier to understand if they look directly at you when they are speaking?
  • If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, consider a visit to the Central Maine Hearing Center for a complete hearing evaluation.
  • Do you experience dizziness?
  • Dizziness is one of the most difficult complaints to assess. Balancing ability requires an integration of information from the eyes, ears, and feet. That's why advanced diagnostic testing is necessary to determine the cause of dizziness. The testing and treatment for dizziness can vary greatly once the cause of the dizziness has been determined. Some research suggests that inner ear disorders can account for 30-50% of all dizziness symptoms.

Symptoms of dizziness

  • Do you have a balance problem?
  • Do you experience motion sickness, airsickness or seasickness?
  • Did you have motion sickness as a child?
  • Do you have a family history of motion sickness?
  • Do you have migraine headaches?
  • Have you ever fallen?
  • Are you afraid of falling?
  • Is the dizziness provoked by head/body movement?
  • Have you blacked out or lost consciousness?
  • Do objects seem to spin or turn around you?
  • Have you experienced the sensation that you are turning or spinning inside while outside objects remaining stationary?
  • Do you have a tendency to fall?
  • Have you experienced loss of balance when walking, perhaps veering to one side?
  • Do you have trouble walking in the dark?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, consider contacting your primary care physician to schedule an evaluation with a doctor of audiology at Central Maine Hearing Center.