Hearing Test

When you or someone in your life is affected by hearing loss, check your hearing, encourage your loved ones to check their own hearing and offer support.

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Is it easy for you to communicate in one-on-one conversations when it is quiet?

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Is it easy for you to understand speech when there is a lot of background noise (for example in restaurants, at airports or in shopping centres)?

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Is it easy for you to hear when listening to your family, friends and neighbours?

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Is it easy for you to understand doctors, shopkeepers and other unfamiliar persons?

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Is it easy for you to hear over the telephone?

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Is it easy for you to listen to movies, lectures, etc.?

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Please note, this test is not a replacement for a professional hearing examination. We strongly recommend having your hearing tested by a professional.

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Millions of people across the world live with disabling hearing loss. In fact, 466 million worldwide.

34 million of these are children.

Up to five out of every 1000 babies are born with hearing loss or acquire it soon after birth. And 4 to 11 in 10,000 school children suffer from severe hearing loss in their early childhood.

One third of people over 65 years of age are affected.

This makes hearing loss the third most prevalent chronic health condition affecting older adults.

One of the main impacts of hearing loss is on the individual’s ability to communicate with others.

Exclusion from communication can have a significant impact on everyday life, including a child’s development and education, equal opportunities, feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression and frustration.

People with hearing loss benefit from early identification: frequent hearing checks can help to enable early detection and prompt, appropriate treatment.

Facts & Figures

Hearing loss in older adults

People over 65 years

Affected by disabling hearing loss
Hearing loss in older adults

Life without Hearing Solution

Untreated hearing loss can lead to...
Hearing loss in older adults

How to Recognise the Symptoms

Spot the signs of hearing loss in yourself and your loved ones
Hearing loss in older adults

Hearing Loss Treatment is Possible

Hearing loss in older adults

Life with Hearing Solution

Better hearing means...
Hearing loss in children

Childhood Hearing Loss

34 million children under 15 years of age worldwide are affected by disabling hearing loss
Hearing loss in children

Hearing Impairment Impacts Children‘s Lives

Untreated hearing loss can impact...
Hearing loss in children

How to Recognise the Symptoms in Children

What are the signs?
Hearing loss in working adults

Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Protect your hearing by avoiding or minimising...
Hearing loss in working adults

Life without Hearing Solution

Hearing loss often goes untreated for years and can lead to ...
Hearing loss in working adults

Better Hearing Means...

General Figures

Hearing loss is on the rise

466 million people globally live with disabling hearing loss
General Figures

People with Hearing Loss Benefit from Early Identification

General Figures

Life without Hearing Solution

Untreated hearing loss can lead to...
General Figures

Hearing is Timeless

General Figures

How to Recognise the Symptoms

Spot the signs of hearing loss in yourself and your loved ones
  1. People over 65 years: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss (Chien W, Lin FR. Prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:292–293. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1408.)
  2. Life without Hearing Solution: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss
  3. Better Hearing Means…: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss (Chien W, Lin FR. Prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:292–293. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1408.)
  4. How to Recognise the Symptoms: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss (Chien W, Lin FR. Prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:292–293. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1408.)
  5. Hearing Loss Treatment is Possible: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss
  6. Childhood Hearing Loss: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss (September 2019), Hearring Report (2014). Switched on for Life. Available at: http://www.medel.at/wp-hearring/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Hearring-Re- port-11-14.pdf
  7. Hearing Impairment Impacts Children‘s Lives: Hearring Report (2014). Switched on for Life. Available at: http://www.medel.at/ wp-hearring/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Hearring-Report-11-14.pdf (September 2019)
  8. How to Recognise the Symptoms: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss
  9. Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss: Hearring Report (2014). The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss (Chien W, Lin FR. Prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:292–293. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1408.) Shield, B. (2019). Evaluation of the social and economic costs of hearing impairment. A report for Hear-It AISBL.
  10. Life without Hearing Solution: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss Shield, B. (2019). Evaluation of the social and economic costs of hearing impairment. A report for Hear-It AISBL.
  11. Better Hearing Means...: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss.
    http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss (Chien W, Lin FR. Prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:292–293. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1408.) Shield, B. (2019). Evaluation of the social and ec0nomic costs of hearing impairment. A report for Hear-It AISBL.
  12. Hearing loss is on the rise: The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss (July 2019)
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