The Whisper Test
This video (2:18 minutes) describes the whisper test for older adults. The whisper test is a simple and accurate screening test to detect hearing impairment. The administration of this test takes one to two minutes. The Whisper Test is also utilized in Medicare AWV+ Visits as a way to identify potential hearing loss or issues and refer patients to audiology services to ensure independence and optimal aging.
Source: UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Optimizing Aging Collaborative, 2017