Hearing Test

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You are less than 5 minutes away from no-nonsense results.

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About this test
Soundly worked with audiologists and sound engineers to create a simple hearing screener that you can take in 5 minutes. This test isn't a replacement for seeing a professional in person but it offers a good place to start. Most of our users find that the Soundly screener generally mirrors their clinical results.

Some questions before we begin.

Have you recently had a significant change in hearing loss?
Are you experiencing pain in your ears?
Are you suffering from dizziness or vertigo?
Have you recently suffered an injury or blow to the head?
Have your ears actively leaked fluid in the last 90 days?
Do you currently have visible earwax buildup?
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Based on your answers we recommend you see an ENT doctor or audiologist.

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Are you in a quiet room? Noises like traffic, conversation or appliances will affect your result.

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You’ll need headphones to take this test.

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Let’s get your volume set to the correct levels.

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First, take your headphones off and rub your hands together closely in front of your nose, quickly and firmly.
Why hand rubbing?
Firmly rubbing your hands generates a predictable volume that we’ll use to make sure you start the screening at the right volume.
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Let’s get your volume set to the correct levels.

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Now put your headphones back on and adjust your volume to match the volume of your hands rubbing together.
Calibration Track
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We’ll start with your left ear.

Move each slider individually, either directly or with the "+" or "-" buttons, to the quietest sound you can hear.

Testing your left ear

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Now let's test your right ear.

Move each slider individually, either directly or with the "+" or "-" buttons, to the quietest sound you can hear.

Testing your right ear

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Results

How to read your results:

We’ve tested your hearing across 6 frequencies from lowest to highest. The lowest points in the line are where you have the most hearing loss.

Low-frequency Loss (0 - 750 Hz)
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If you have hearing loss among the lowest range of frequencies (on the left of the chart), you may struggle in group conversations or in noisy environments. Sounds may lose their full quality, and voices may sound "thin."
Mid-frequency Loss (750 - 3000 Hz)
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If you have hearing loss among mid-range frequencies (in the middle of the chart), you may have trouble understanding vowel and consonant sounds like A, R, P, H, CH, G, and SH.
High-frequency Loss (3000 Hz and up)
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If you have hearing loss among higher frequencies (on the right side of the chart), you may have trouble hearing higher-pitched voices like women and children or consonant sounds like K, F, S, TH.
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