The relationships between self-reported hearing disability and measures of auditory disability

Sophia E. Kramer, Theo S. Kapteyn, Joost M. Festen, Hilde Tobi

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Although required for many practical purposes, adequate measures of hearing disability are not yet available. In an attempt to identify a set of performance tests for predicting hearing disability in daily life the relationship between self-reported disability scores and measures of auditory disability was examined. The Amsterdam Inventory was completed by 51 respondents aged 30 to 70 years who also performed on various tests. Earlier factor analysis of the inventory scores resulted in the distinction of five aspects of auditory disability. Stepwise multiple regression analysis in the present study shows that the tests describe and differentiate quite well between these five aspects. Multiple correlation coefficients range from R=0.60 to R=0 74.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Hearing disability
  • Performance tests
  • Self-report

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