How effective are online hearing tests?
Our "online hearing test" gives you a general indication of your hearing ability; however, it is a hearing self-screening and not an audiological test.
Many people use online hearing tests or hearing test apps to gain an indication of their hearing ability. Please note that online hearing test results cannot provide exact results because it is impossible to ensure the sound levels you hear are calibrated correctly. Online hearing tests that rely solely on frequencies and tones are not reliable.
More useful online hearing tests combine self-evaluation questions and listening tests using background noise, because they help assess your ability to discern speech from noise, without needing to guarantee absolute sound levels.
However, the only way to test your hearing properly is to visit a hearing care professional or audiologist.
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