This website offers you the easiest, fastest, but also one of the best hearing tests on the Internet. Bookmark this page and run this hearing test periodically to monitor your hearing!
Unlike other sites on the web, myHearingTest.net is not affiliated with any hearing aid manufacturer, and has no incentive to make you upset about your hearing ability. As a PhD engineer and professional sound designer, I always wanted to find an independent and reliable tool to assess my hearing. As I couldn't find any, I designed my own. Many audiologists have told me that producing an audiogram online was impossible. Here I show how it can be done. I do claim the intellectual property related the hand rubbing trick, as some hearing care companies already downloaded the source code from this page unscrupulously, copied my calibrated audio files, and have the test running on their website without any reference to my work. The original test appeared on AudioCheck.net in July 2012. This page offers an improved version, using better test tones and a nicer user interface. Enjoy!
This online hearing test offers a convenient way to check your hearing over time, allowing you to detect a possible hearing loss or a degradation of your hearing as soon as possible, without the need to consult an audiologist for this routine check. Although this website has not been designed as a substitute for a proper hearing test, it will give you valuable information regarding your hearing when you need to:
- confirm your good hearing, and take a snapshot of your audiogram for future reference
- confirm if your hearing has returned back to normal after your ears were stressed, such as during an extremely loud concert
- precisely track how your hearing evolves over time
- confirm your suspicions about a possible hearing loss
- keep track of your hearing after your visit to your audiologist or primary care physician
- assess the performance of your hearing aid(s)
- diagnose hearing aid deficiencies
The next three sections take you through the actual hearing test. The rest of the page will give you information about hearing loss, audiograms, and how to get the most reliable results out of this page's hearing test.
Although these test files have been carefully designed, this website is not a substitute for a proper hearing test. You are encouraged to consult an audiologist as soon as you seriously feel concerned about a possible hearing loss. Beware, some of the audio tests tones can be damaging (excessively loud) if used improperly. You will be safe though by following the sound level calibration procedure and always starting by playing the quieter files first.