Check yourself or someone you know with these questions.

    • Do people seem to mumble, making it hard for you to understand them?

    • Do you have difficulty following certain women's and children's voices?

    • Do you notice that you are favoring one ear over the other?

    • Do you have difficulty following conversations while riding in the car?

    • Do you turn up the volume on the TV, radio or stereo?

    • Do you find it difficult to follow conversations in a crowded room?

    • Do you find yourself asking others to repeat themselves?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, we urge you to contact our office for a consultation.

Hearing loss can be sneaky. It can come on without warning and separate you from your friends, family, co-workers and the sounds you love.

If you suspect you may be living with hearing loss, please take some time and complete our self-test. Depending on your results, we recommend scheduling an appointment at our office in Tarzana, California. Our staff at Universal Hearing Center has a reputation for providing top-notch service to ensure you receive the treatment you need.



Almost Always
Half the time


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?



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 evaluation. If you'd like to receive more information or to schedule an appointment, with an audiologist at Universal Hearing Care in Tarzana, CA, send us a message or call us at  818.345.3200