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Our hearing test is designed to help identify people who believe they may be suffering from hearing loss, encourage them to take action and prevent further damage to their hearing. 

Take our free online hearing test

This online hearing test should not replace regular audiometric testing provided by a hearing care professional or through an audiologist. A licensed medical practitioner will be able to appropriately refer you if you would like a full audiological assessment if you suspect that you are suffering from a hearing impairment.

It is recommended that you check your hearing regularly. Seniors should check more frequently to better identify the potential onset of age-related hearing loss.  

Do I have hearing loss?

You may or may not already possess some form of hearing loss.

Whatever your level of hearing, our test can be used when measuring hearing impairments. For example, those classed with normal hearing should not experience a loss greater than 25 dB. We can class the types of hearing impairments as:

  • Mild hearing loss (26 to 40 dB HL)
  • Moderate hearing loss (41 to 70 dB HL)
  • Severe hearing loss (71 to 90 dB HL)
  • Profound hearing loss (greater than 91 dB HL)

Diagnosis is the first step to better hearing. If you do suspect a hearing loss of greater than 26 dB, hearing aids are a comprehensive management solution.

How long does it take to get a hearing test?

The Hearing Direct online hearing check only takes three minutes. All you have to do is enter a few details such as age and gender, plug in a set of head or earphones, and you're ready to start the test. You can even do it out loud if you are in a quiet environment.

You will get your test results instantly and they will indicate if you should take further action.

How much does it cost to have a hearing test?

Our hearing test is completely free and you can take it in the comfort of your own home. All you will need is an internet connection, some ear or headphones, and some contact details so you can receive your results. Proper audiometric testing from a health care professional may cost. Private testing will provide more intricate insights about your impairment but our online hearing test can provide the basis for a more in-depth diagnosis. 

How do they test for hearing loss?

Our hearing test will check for hearing loss by playing a set of sounds at varied volumes. Simply, you will just have to respond to when you think you have heard noises. Based on your ability to hear the sounds, the result will indicate if you should seek medical guidance. We recommend you avoid noisy environments, and if you already wear hearing aids remove them before starting the test.

An audiologist will then be able to conduct further assessments and provide professional advice on what to do next.

Who does an online hearing test?

Anybody worried about their auditory senses can take a hearing test. Those who are concerned about their hearing can take our hearing check to see if they could be suffering from hearing loss. There are many different types of hearing loss and any hearing impairment could have a number of causes. People with hearing loss can take the test to measure how their impairment changes over time.

The online hearing check is not designed for use by infants or children. Children should always be seen by a doctor and referred for full diagnostic testing if there are any concerns over their hearing.

What should I do next?

If you are concerned about your hearing health, our committed team behind Hearing Direct have worked in the hearing aid manufacturing industry for countless years and we bring a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise on auditory health.

Once an impairment has been established and upon proper diagnosis by a healthcare professional, action can be taken. For example, you may require a hearing device in one or both ears to effectively manage the loss. We provide a range of products featuring:

Alternatively, some great resources on our blog may help answer any hearing-related queries. Our informative impartial guides and reviews are available to help you identify the best items needed to manage your hearing impairment.

Do contact us if you have any questions regarding the outcome of your hearing test. We value our customers hearing, so please do call, email or chat with us should you have any questions about any of our products or services.


*Please note: Our free online hearing test is not a diagnostic test and does not cover all hearing aspects. The results of the hearing check cannot be regarded as clinical data.

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