Hearing test online
Start now and here, directly with our online hearing test, to learn how it is about your hearing.
Of course, the test does not replace a professional audiometry in our studio or the diagnosis with a neck-nose-ear doctor.
However, it gives important clues as to your hearing.
Professional Audiometry - More than just a hearing test
For a well-founded assessment of your hearing, comprehensive audiometry in our company is essential. A hearing test is a rough screening procedure, which can give clear indications of the presence of hearing loss, but is not sufficient as a basis for a comprehensive consultation and the implementation of a hearing aid fitting.
This is about your tone hearing. It’s about hearing – not understanding.
Duration approx. 30 minutes
The most accurate results can be obtained if you verbally signal the corresponding threshold with a “stop”, not if you have to press buttons, because vocal cords and mouth respond faster than the more distant hand or fingers – a question of the transmission of stimuli via the nervous system.
With the help of a tone audiometer and usually a headset, we determine your hearing loss, i.e. at what sound level you personally begin to hear sounds for the first time.
For this purpose, we use continuous sine tones or plused tones – if you have tinnitus and therefore cannot distinguish the continuous sine tone from your tinnitus or not with certainty.
We usually determine the hearing threshold in 7 – 9 frequencies between 125 and 8000 Hz.
With sinusoidal tones, we determine at what sound level it becomes uncomfortable for you to hear loudly.
This measurement is generally carried out in the frequencies 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz.
From here on, it’s all about your speech comprehension.
With standardized language tests, e.g.dem Freiburg language test or various sentence tests, we determine how much speech you understand at certain sound levels.
In the following, we roughly describe the procedure of the Freiburg language test.
Hearing loss for speech
We present you polysyllabic language (2-digit numbers, e.g. acht-und-drei-zig, neun-und-zwan-zig, …), which you have to repeat in the best possible way. You will be presented with 1-2 groups of 10 numbers each.
The result indicates how much the sound level must be higher so that you can understand the same 50% of polysyllabic speech as normal hearing.
Discomfort level for speech
Again, we present you polysyllabic language in the form of numbers.
You end the presentation with a clear, verbal “stop” when the sound level becomes uncomfortable for you.
Loss of discrimination
By presenting and repeating monosyllabic words, we determine their loss of discrimination, i.e. the loss of understanding of language.
Depending on the constellation of your hearing loss, 3-1 groups of 20 words per ear will be played to you.