The Gothenburg Profile questionnaire is used to evaluate patients’ subjective experiences regarding their hearing problems. The Gothenburg Profile measures experienced hearing disability and handicap. It consists of 20 items divided into two subscales. The first subscale measures experienced disability in hearing speech and sound localization. The second subscale targets the experienced handicap in social settings and the personal reactions to the experienced handicap.
The Gothenburg Profile questionnaire is available in Swedish, English, Dutch, and German.
The Gothenburg Profile questionnaire is a standard test, which means that it should be executed for every patient.
The Gothenburg Profile in four languages is found here.
Information about the software version of the test.
Ringdahl A, Eriksson-Mangold M, Karlsson K (1993) Gothenburg Profile: Self-report inventory for measuring experienced hearing disability and handicap. International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology Newsletter 6, 31-33
Kießling, J (1996) Scaling methods for the selection, fitting and evaluation of hearing aids. In: Kollmeier, B. (ed.): Psychacoustics, speech and hearing aids. World Scientific, Singapore
Further test procedures in the Auditory Profile.