What is a hearing test?
A hearing test measures the sensitivity of a person’s hearing across the range of speech, from low frequency to high frequency hearing.
The hearing test establishes the person’s ability to identify different tones, including in noisy environments where it can be difficult to understand a conversation partner even for people without hearing loss.
While the results of our online hearing test are not intended to replace an official diagnosis, they provide a useful first indication.
If there is a need for action, a qualified hearing care professional can perform a diagnosis in a full hearing examination, known as an audiogram.
Can I do a hearing test online?
Online hearing tests such as this free 5-minute test from Signia are a great first step to finding out whether you might need to address an issue with your hearing.
Following this quick and easy initial finding, you can get the expert help and support you might need from a qualified hearing care professional.
Can I take a hearing test at home?
Yes. During social distancing due to the pandemic, it is especially useful to have a free online hearing test like this one to give you a first indication whether you need to address your hearing loss.
You can do so from the comfort of your own home – all you need for the online hearing test is your computer or smartphone and a pair of headphones or AirPods.
Why should I take a hearing test?
Your aural health is important, especially if you are frequently exposed to loud/high-pitched noises. Getting your hearing tested can identify problems with your hearing before they start to affect your life.
Hearing loss can lead to a number of social, emotional, and mental repercussions if left untreated.
It can result in cognitive impairment as certain parts of the brain deteriorate without aural stimulation and the brain overcompensates for gaps in hearing, leading to problems with concentration and fatigue.