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Table 2. Means (standard deviations) for the audiometric data, disability and handicap scores according to the HDHS and use of communication strategies according to the CSS/CPHI on 168 men with NIHL categorised according to the clinical rating (slight, moderate or severe hearing problems). Disability/handicap scores: 1=never; 2=sometimes; 3=often; 4=always. Maladaptive, verbal and nonverbal communication strategies: 1=almost never; 2=sometimes; 3=every other time; 4=often; 5=almost always.

Table 2. Means (standard deviations) for the audiometric data, disability and handicap scores according
to the HDHS and use of communication strategies according to the CSS/CPHI on 168 men with
NIHL categorised according to the clinical rating (slight, moderate or severe hearing problems).
Disability/handicap scores: 1=never; 2=sometimes; 3=often; 4=always. Maladaptive, verbal and nonverbal
communication strategies: 1=almost never; 2=sometimes; 3=every other time; 4=often;
5=almost always.