J Am Acad Audiol 2022; 33(05): 311-314
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1760304
JAAA CEU Program

JAAA CEU Program

Two separate sets of CEU questions are contained in this issue.

The questions on this page refer to Aazh et al, “Psychometric Evaluation of the Hyperacusis Impact Questionnaire (HIQ) and Sound Sensitivity Symptoms Questionnaire (SSSQ) Using a Clinical Population of Adult Patients with Tinnitus Alone or Combined with Hyperacusis,” pages 248–258.

Learner Outcomes

Readers of this article should be able to:

  • Understand the psychometric properties of two questionnaires that can be employed in the evaluation of sound-tolerance disorders.

  • Consider the applications of two new questionnaires that can demonstrate factors that impact quality of life and provide differential diagnoses for sound-tolerance disorders.


CEU Questions

  1. The intolerance of certain everyday sounds that are perceived as too loud is referred to as:

    • misophonia

    • hyperacusis

    • phonophobia

  2. Which of the following questionnaires is not a validated hyperacusis questionnaire?

    • Hyperacusis Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)

    • Hyperacusis Questionnaire (HQ)

    • Inventory of Hyperacusis Symptoms (IHS)

  3. The Sound Sensitivity Symptoms Questionnaire (SSSQ) was designed to assess the type and severity of sound-intolerance symptoms based on the categories of hyperacusis described by which one of the following scientists?

    • Khalfa

    • Moore

    • Tyler

  4. According to the research by Aazh and Moore (2017), the minimum Uncomfortable Loudness Level (ULLmin) is reported to be at the vicinity of_______.

    • 107 dBHL

    • 97 dBHL

    • 77 dBHL

  5. The two questionnaires that were used in the development of the scales for the Hyperacusis Impact Questionnaire (HIQ) are:

    • PHQ-9 and GAD-7

    • IHS and GAD-7

    • HQ and PHQ-9

  6. On the SSSQ questionnaire, which item (from 1 to 5) addresses potential misophonia?

    • Item 3

    • Item 4

    • Item 5

  7. Minor effects of __________ were found on the scores for a few items in HIQ and SSSQ.

    • age

    • ethnicity

    • gender

  8. Which set of the items below from the SSSQ questionnaire is capable of detecting hyperacusis?

    • 1, 2, and 3

    • 2, 3, and 4

    • 3, 4, and 5

  9. The results of this study showed that both of the HIQ and the SSSQ questionnaires have a high level of __________.

    • Face validity

    • Internal consistency

    • Sound sensitivity

  10. A cut-off point of __________ for the HIQ gave a sensitivity of __________ and a specificity of __________ in the diagnosis of hyperacusis.

    • 4.7, 0.6, and 0.6

    • 15/24, 0.8, and 0.75

    • 11/24, 0.74, and 0.8


Publication History

Article published online:
23 December 2022

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