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* The Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ)
The TQ evaluates typical psychological effects of tinnitus and explores its correlates. Translations have been made into German, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Chinese (Cantonese). The TQ has been employed for research and evaluation. The manual of the TQ, first published in 1996, is now out of print.

* Click here for a free, updated manual, revised in 2008


* The Hearing Attitudes in Rehabilitation Questionnaire (HARQ)
The Hearing Attitudes in Rehabilitation Questionnaire (HARQ, Hallam and Brooks) was published in 1996. It provides a measure of attitudes towards, and beliefs about, (1) acquired hearing impairment and (2) provision of a hearing aid. The HARQ has been used as a screening instrument for hearing impairment and the need for counselling.

* A manual detailing the HARQ, guidelines for its use, and norms can be downloaded here

Reference: Brooks, D N and Hallam R S. Attitudes to hearing difficulty and hearing aids and the outcome of audiological rehabilitation. British Journal of Audiology, 1998, 32, 217-226.


* The Conversation Tactics Checklist
This 45-item self-report questionnaire assesses the range of conversational tactics that people employ when it becomes difficult to converse through reasons of hearing loss and/or background noise. The content of the items is meaningful to normally hearing individuals as well as to persons with a hearing loss. The checklist was devised for use in a study of acquired profound hearing loss (Hallam et al., 2007) but has now been developed for wider research questions (Hallam and Corney, 2013).

* Click here for a free download of information about items and scoring (To be employed only for academic research)

References: Hallam, R S, Ashton, P, Sherbourne, K, Gailey, L, & Corney, R. Coping, conversation tactics and marital interaction in persons with acquired profound hearing loss (APHL): Correlates of distress. Audiological Medicine, 2007, 5 (2), 103-111.

Hallam R S, Corney R (2013). Conversation tactics in persons with normal hearing and hearing impairment. International Journal of Audiology. Early online: 1-8.





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