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Check your hearing with our free online hearing test

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Why should you take a hearing test?

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.

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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.

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 screening

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 screening:

  • 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 screening is the perfect opportunity to take things one step further.

How to screen 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 screening.

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.

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Show that you care – share the online hearing screening

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

Do you have a friend or family member who you think has trouble hearing? If so, send them a link to this online hearing screening. 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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Where can I find a hearing specialist?

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

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