How effective are online hearing tests?
Our online hearing test provides a preliminary indication of hearing acuity and is intended to provide guidance regarding whether further diagnostic assessment may be beneficial.
Many people use an online hearing test or hearing test apps to get an indication of their hearing ability. No online hearing test results can be completely accurate because it is impossible to ensure the sound levels you hear are precisely calibrated. Online hearing tests that use only frequencies and tones are therefore not reliable.
The best online hearing tests combine self-evaluation questions and listening tests using background noise, because they 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 expert.
This online hearing test is not performed under controlled listening conditions. Online hearing tests do not replace an audiological assessment/audiogram and cannot be compared to previous hearing results. For a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities, please contact your local Audika clinic and request an appointment.