Hearing performance inventory

J Speech Hear Disord. 1979 May;44(2):169-95. doi: 10.1044/jshd.4402.169.


The Hearing Performance Inventory (HPI) was developed to assess hearing performance in problem areas experienced in everyday listening. It consists of six sections: (1) Understanding Speech, (2) Intensity, (3) Response to Auditory Failure, (4) Social, (5) Personal, and (6) Occupational. A self-report response style is used. Sentences were written to describe a number of listening situations covering a variety of talker characteristics and communication processes. The development, current status, and clinical implications of the HPI are presented.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Child
  • Female
  • Hearing Tests*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychological Tests*
  • Psychometrics