Taking an online hearing test can confirm your suspicions regarding your hearing loss. Self-tests are a quick and easy way to get perspective on your hearing health.
What is an Online Hearing Test?
It’s an assessment that includes a health questionnaire and a listening test. You’ll listen to sounds at varying pitches and volumes, which may be played amidst background noise. Some online hearing tests include spoken words to determine speech comprehension.
Signs to Take an Online Hearing Test
You should take an online hearing test if you agree with several of the following statements:
- You strain to hear people speaking, especially in a noisy setting.
- It’s difficult to concentrate if there are multiple speakers.
- You struggle to hear conversations over the phone or hear better in one ear than the other.
- You frequently ask others to repeat themselves or speak up.
- Other people complain your TV is too loud.
- Family, friends or coworkers have suggested you have hearing loss.
- People get frustrated with you when you ask them to repeat themselves.
- You have trouble hearing women and children.
- You have pain or ringing in your ears.
Benefits of Online Hearing Tests
Taking a test removes any uncertainty you may have about your hearing loss. This type of hearing test is convenient and can be completed in the comfort of your home whenever you want. You can use your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone as long as your device has quality speakers or a headphone jack.
Online hearing tests are a good way to introduce yourself to audiology services and help you understand what to expect during an appointment with an audiologist. These tests are free, easy to complete and don’t require an appointment.
If the test indicates you have hearing loss, it’s time for you to make an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation in a soundproof booth. That allows our audiologists to determine the cause of your hearing loss and which prescription hearing aids are needed to improve your hearing.
Tips for Taking Hearing Tests Online
- Find a quiet room away from street noise.
- Eliminate visual and auditory distractions.
- Unplug appliances or remove clocks to eliminate as much background noise as possible.
- Check that your speakers are in working order, or use a pair of earbuds or headphones to block ambient sound.
It’s important to remember that an online hearing test is not a conclusive analysis of your hearing ability. The expert audiologists at Audio Help Hearing Centers are trained to conduct comprehensive hearing evaluations to determine your exact type and degree of hearing loss. Our audiologists take the time to get to know you as a person before they learn about you as a patient.