O HHIE-S e um questionario formado por 10 perguntas fechadas sobre as restricoes de participacao decorrentes de problemas auditivos, com respostas graduadas em "sim" (quatro pontos), "nao" (nenhum ponto) e "as vezes" (dois pontos).
Foi realizada analise de correlacao entre os escores do IDV, HHIE-S e WHOQoL-OLD, e variaveis sociodemograficas, culturais e de saude, por meio da Correlacao de Spearman, considerando um nivel de significancia de 5%.
The HHIE-S questionnaire was developed by Ventry and Weinstein (20) and customized into Portuguese by Wieselberg (21).
HHIE-S was designed to assess the self-perceived psychosocial handicap of hearing impairment in the elderly in the evaluation of hearing aid effectiveness.
The HHIE-S  was included in the EHLS as a measure of the self-perceived hearing handicap , with scores >8 indicating a self-reported hearing handicap [23-24] with scores in the 10 to 24 range considered mild to moderate hearing handicap and scores in the 26 to 40 range considered severe handicap .
Likewise, the HHIE-S scores for the two participant groups were not significantly different.
The higher the HHIE-S score, the greater the handicapping effect of a hearing impairment.
TARGET POPULATION: The HHIE-S was designed to be used with non-institutionalized older adults in a variety of clinical and community settings, it is usually administered using a face-to-face interview.
Outcomes Measured The 2 screening methods were the 10-item HHIE-S and 1 global question: "Do you have a hearing problem now?
The reliability and validity of the HHIE-S has been established.
The HHIE-S involves a pure-tone hearing screen and administration of a 10-item self-assessment inventory that quantifies the perceived emotional and social effects of a hearing loss.
A score of 10 to 40 constitutes a fail on the HHIE-S and a score of 0 to 8 constitutes a pass.