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Table 1 Results of the Whispered Voice Test in relation to each of the questions

From: Validation of the self-reported hearing questions in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing against the Whispered Voice Test

Whispered voice test Q1. Do you use any of the following aids or appliances to help you with your hearing? Q2. Is your hearing (with or without a hearing aid)? Q3. Can you follow a conversation with one person (with or without a hearing aid)? Q4. Can you follow a conversation with four people (with or without a hearing aid)? Q5. Can you use a normal telephone?
  No Yes Exc-VG-G Fair-Poor No diff Difficulty No diff Difficulty No diff Difficulty
Pass 144 6 142 8 142 8 127 23 149 1
Fail 17 1 8 10 14 4 9 9 17 1
  1. The number of participants reporting good or poor hearing and passing or failing the Whispered Voice Test is reported.