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.

You might have hearing loss if you find yourself straining to hear conversations in social situations like in a restaurant.

Why test your hearing?

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 466 million people worldwide have hearing loss.

Maybe you have a relative or a friend that you think might need hearing aids. Then you can help them take the first step by sending a link below to the online hearing test.

Online hearing test to check if you should visit a specialist

The online hearing test is quick and simple. It is a useful and convenient tool for determining if you should seek further advice from a hearing care specialist. The online hearing test is available at your convenience for you to get more insights into your ability to hear. The test is fast and free, and we do not save any of the data you use to complete the test.

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Show that you care – share the online hearing test

Don’t forget to remind your friends and family about getting their hearing tested.

Do you have a friend or family member who you think has trouble hearing? If so, send them a link to this online hearing test. It will take them one step further towards improving their hearing with hearing aids.

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Thank you – you have now confirmed that you want to share a link to the online hearing test. The email with the link has been sent to your friend or relative so they can check if they might have a hearing loss and should go to a hearing specialist to get a proper hearing test. Taking an online hearing test is the first step towards improving your hearing.

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You will receive an email with a confirmation link. When you have clicked on the button in the email and confirmed that you want to share the hearing test, the recipient will receive an email with a link to take the hearing test.

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Are online hearing tests accurate?

The online hearing test is a great way to determine whether there is reason to book an appointment with a hearing specialist. It is a useful tool that will help you decide if you should talk to either someone in the hearing care profession or your doctor.

Of course, even if the test does not recommend that you need to speak to a professional, it is wise to make an appointment for a hearing test if you are still concerned.

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The benefits of healthy hearing

Improving listening and communicating 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. You may also find that it makes it easier to understand and connect with people.

Yes, there’s no doubt about it: hearing has a vital role in our lives, meaning there’s every reason to check your hearing on a regular basis.

What to do if you think you might have hearing loss

  • It can be a good idea to take the online hearing test.

    Our online hearing test provides a quick and convenient way to test your hearing in the comfort of your own surroundings.

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

  • If the results recommend you seek professional help from a registered hearing care specialist, it is a good idea to book an appointment – or visit your medical practitioner.

    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.

  • If it is apparent that you have a hearing loss after further tests have been carried out, have a look at our website to see which of our premium hearing aids would suit your preferences.

    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.

If you need to turn up the volume when you watch TV it can be a sign to get your hearing tested.

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 - let’s get started!

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.

Click on the ‘take the online hearing test’ button and you will be asked to answer four simple questions about how you feel about your hearing in various situations. You’ll then be asked to listen to some sounds through your headphones and give feedback on what you hear. Don’t worry – these sounds are not noisy and you will not feel any discomfort.

1. Answer the four questions

2. Listen to the sounds and answer whether you can hear the sounds

3. Learn if you should seek further assistance

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If the hearing test shows that you might have a hearing loss

There are many different solutions available and now you’ve taken the first step.

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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.

What happens at a hearing appointment?

The hearing specialist will offer you a more comprehensive hearing test and conduct a thorough hearing health check. They will also need to find out more about your general health and well-being so they can make an accurate diagnosis.

You can find out more about what happens at a hearing specialist here.

What should you take to the appointment?

As well as any hearing aids you may already be using, it’s a good idea to take any medication and health notes with you as they may be relevant.

We also recommend taking a trusted friend or family member with you to the appointment, for some extra support.

  • When going to the hearing specialist you should bring current hearing aids

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  • When going to the hearing specialist you should bring any medication you take

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  • When going to the hearing specialist you should bring a relative or close friend.

    A trusted friend or family member

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Do you want to find out more about hearing loss?

Find out more about hearing loss as well as what you can expect from a comprehensive ear and hearing examination with a hearing specialist.

More information about hearing and Philips HearLink