Our sense of hearing is precious. It allows us to communicate with our colleagues, friends and family. We offer two short online hearing tests to give you an idea about how well you hear and communicate.
Please note that these tests only roughly estimate your hearing. They do not replace testing by a trained hearing professional. If you think you are having difficulty hearing, please consult an audiologist or Ear-Nose-Throat doctor.
How well do you hear...
HearCom Digit Triplets Test ©
Understanding speech is difficult in background noise. The HearCom Digit Triplets Test is a short test of your communication abilities in noisy situations.
Copyright © by HörTech gGmbH Oldenburg and Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton (members of the HearCom Consortium)
What you need for the HearCom Digit Triplets Test:
a fast internet connection;
a sound card with stereo headphones or loudspeakers; and
a quiet room to take the test.
We recommend you use headphones to obtain the most accurate results.
During the test you will hear numbers in noise. Please set the volume comfortably loud so that you can hear the speech very well. Do this by clicking on 'play' and adjusting the volume control below. Do not change the volume or your distance to the loudspeakers during the test.next
Please type in 3 digits and accept by clicking on 'next'