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Check your hearing with the online hearing test

With your answers to only four statements and a listening test, we will help you get an indication of your hearing abilities.

Why should you take a hearing test?

Improved hearing with the help of hearing aids can have a profound impact on a person’s life.

You might find that a hearing aid improves your social interactions by making it easier to understand and connect with people. Our hearing is of vital importance in our lives, meaning there is every reason to check your hearing on a regular basis. .

Our free online hearing test is a good indication of whether you have hearing loss, but it cannot stand alone. If the hearing test indicates that you might have hearing loss, it is a good idea to visit a hearing care professional for further testing.

You are not alone

Hearing loss affects more people than is often realized and it is often ignored, undiagnosed or undetected.

In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 1.5 billion people worldwide have hearing loss.

Signs that you should take the online hearing test

Hearing can deteriorate slowly and this gradual decline over time can mean that you fail to notice a reduction in your hearing ability - or that you even accept hearing loss as the new normal. It’s important to check your hearing regularly.

If you experience any of the following signs, then we’d advise taking the online test:

  • You need to strain to hear conversations
  • You have difficulty hearing people in social situations
  • You feel like people are mumbling
  • You feel fatigued from the effort of trying to hear
  • Your friends and family have commented on your hearing ability
  • You need to ask people to repeat what they’ve just said
  • Your TV volume is higher than before

If so, then the quick online test is the perfect opportunity to take things one step further.

How to test your hearing online

With your headphones on, the volume set to 50 % and with no distracting elements around you, you are ready to take the online hearing test.

What to do if you think you might have hearing loss

  • You can get a quick indication of whether you should seek further advice regarding your hearing at a hearing care specialist.

  • Inviting a close friend or relative to go along with you can be a great help as they can provide extra support and help to interpret the hearing professional’s observations and recommendations.

  • Today’s devices are designed to fit comfortably and discreetly and include behind-the-ear hearing aids and almost invisible in-the-ear hearing aids for mild hearing loss.

Where can I find a hearing specialist?

To find out where your nearest hearing specialist is, simply click the button below. If the test indicates that you may have a hearing loss, then contact the specialist for an initial consultation or appointment.

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