Test your hearing online now

It’s easy, it’s reliable and it takes less than five minutes.

Whether you think you have a hearing problem or not, it’s a good idea to have a regular hearing check, and our online test makes it easy for you. Using your computer speakers, or ideally headphones, in a quiet environment, follow four simple steps for instant results.

Who should get their hearing checked?
It’s worthwhile for anyone to get their hearing checked, especially if they feel they may have a problem. But with the incidence of hearing loss increasing dramatically with age, we recommend that people over the age of 50 have a test every 12 months.

How reliable is the test?
The hearing test was designed by world-renowned researchers at the National Acoustics Laboratories in response to their extensive studies in many areas of hearing health, so it’s a credible way to measure whether or not you have hearing loss. However, the check isn’t a substitute for a hearing test from a qualified clinician, and it shouldn’t be taken as medical advice.

Why is there background noise?
Many people with hearing loss find hearing in noise particularly difficult. During the online test, you’ll hear background noises. This is because the test is designed to measure how well you hear with other noises around, which helps to more effectively identify any hearing loss.

Why numbers and not words?
We’re often asked why we use numbers instead of words in the test. The answer is simple. Using numbers makes it easier for people to use the test, particularly those with English as a second language.

What should I do if my test results show hearing loss?
Don’t panic! If your results are unexpected you may wish to take the hearing test again and see what results come back. If the results show hearing loss, you can get in touch with a qualified hearing specialist.

*If you suspect your child has hearing loss you may be eligible for government-subsidised services from Australian Hearing. Call 1300 740 301 or live chat with a Hearing Help specialist to find out more.

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