How to check your hearing

Regularly checking your hearing isn't difficult, but in today's world it's not a common practice. Here's how to change that.

Everyone’s hearing health is unique; it’s made up of our ear’s physical hearing capacity, the range of sounds we’re able to hear, and our hearing skills, which is our brain’s ability to process and discern sounds.


When changes in our hearing occur, our brains can struggle to adapt and cope with this change, meaning that they’ll often need to work harder to understand sounds.


Although you can’t change your physical hearing capacity, our auditory training games are designed to target and improve hearing skills and enhance the brain’s ability to cope with challenging auditory environments. Discover more about your hearing skills with eargym’s hearing check, and learn how they impact you in daily life here.


Physical hearing capacity, also known as your sensorineural capacity, refers to the physical range of sounds our ears are able to hear and this will differ for everyone. Typically, age and the amount of noise you’re exposed to will affect this.


There are numerous online hearing tests that allow you to easily measure your hearing capacity.


Mimi Health is an easy-to-use app that makes it simple for everyone to measure their hearing capacity and understand more about their hearing health. Taking just a few minutes to complete, the test measures your hearing ability in both ears.


Alternatively, hearing tests from well-established high street opticians and pharmacies, such as Specsavers and Boots, have developed their own online hearing tests which are free to use and accessible online.


It’s important to remember that early detection and intervention is a key part in ensuring healthy hearing. Regular hearing check ups help us catch warning signs early, making it easier to manage the effects and maintain our hearing health.


No matter your results, if you have any queries or concerns after having taken an online hearing test, do book an appointment with your GP or speak to an audiologist. Find out more about how to do so here.

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