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FREE Online Hearing Test

Want a Boost in your Hearing?  Answer yes or no to these five questions.

  1. Would you like to hear soft sounds, like whispers or birds, better?
  2. Do you want to hear voices louder while talking on the telephone?
  3. Do you find yourself avoiding crowded situations like noisy restaurants or parties?
  4. Do you often ask people to speak up or repeat themselves?
  5. Do people complain that you have the TV or radio turned up too loud?

If you answered "yes" to three of the five questions, take the FREE online hearing test below.

Take this online hearing test to see if you want a boost in your hearing.  Although these test files have been carefully designed, this website is not a substitute for an on location hearing test.  


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Simple Ear is a high quality amplification product that can give you a boost in your hearing you want.  It is not considered a hearing aid. 


*For best results, use headphones and plug them into your computer.

Step #1: Calibrate your sound levels

  1. Go to a quiet environment. Plug your headphones into your computer and put them on your ears.  Then click on the "calibration file" button on the the right side of this screen.  Listen to the sound of hands rubbing together.  
  2. Now sitting in front of your computer, remove your headphones and rub the palms of your hands together in front of your nose.  Listen to the loudness of this sound. 
  3. Next, put your head phones back on and press the "calibration file" button again.  Adjust the volume on your computer up or down to match the loudness of you rubbing your hands together in #2.   Repeat steps #2 and #3 here until both sound levels match. 
  4. Once matched, don’t change the volume level on your computer during the rest of the test.  Put your headphones on! You are ready to proceed with the test. 

Calibration File


Step #2: Listen to the individual sound test files

  1. With your headphones on, click on the top file button on first column (Column A).  (You probably will not hear anything unless you have very keen hearing.)  
  2. Proceed to click on each of the buttons in Column A moving from top to bottom.  Stop on the button when you first hear a tone. (Don't worry if you don't hear any sounds until you click on several buttons  down the column;  Keep clicking down the column until you hear a tone.) 
  3. Next, go to the top of Column B and repeat by clicking on the buttons working from the top to the bottom.  Stop on the button when the tone becomes just audible. 
  4. Repeat for columns C-F.
  5. When you are done, scroll down to Step #3 to see your results.
    A B C D E F
    almost silent
    very loud

    Step #3: Review your personal audiogram

    • Your personal hearing thresholds should now appear on the audiogram on the right side of this page.

    • The audiogram plots the softest sound you can hear across the different frequencies tested.

    • If you fall in the mild to moderate hearing loss ranges, you are an excellent candidate for Simple Ear® hearing devices which will provide you a boost in your hearing.

    Now See Where you Fall on the Speech Banana

    • Click this → Overlay link to superimpose additional information on to your audiogram.

      This first overlay outlines the area related to conversational speech. It is in the shape of a banana and is often referred to as the “speech banana.” (See the yellow overlay area.) Vowels are located on the left side of the banana, and consonants are to the right . Remember, all the sounds located above your individual hearing thresholds will be inaudible to you. If your personal markers are located inside (or worse, below) the speech banana toward the bottom of the graph, it means that your hearing will be missing part of the conversation, requiring your brain to compensate for this deficiency, by guessing words, for example.

      The second → Overlay depicts some familiar sounds of our everyday life, such as rustling leaves, birds chirping, water dripping, conversation and other common sounds. Simple Ear is designed to give you a mild to moderate boost in your hearing. If you need a severe boost in your hearing, see an audiologist.

    If you need a mild or moderate boost in your hearing, try Simple Ear® hearing devices risk free for 60 days.

    Simple Ear will not work for you if...

    If you have or think you may have any one of the following symptoms, do not use Simple Ear or any hearing device until you have consulted a physician:
    • History of excessive wax build-up
    • Pain or discomfort in the ear
    • Fluid or drainage from the ear within the past 90 days
    • Ear canal blockage, a lasting ear infection, or a plugged up fullness feeling
    • Visible deformity of the ear
    • Sudden, rapidly progressing, or fluctuating hearing loss within past 90 days
    • Chronic difficulty hearing
    • Ringing in only one ear
    • Hearing loss only in one ear that has worsened in the past 90 days
    • Spells of acute or chronic dizziness

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    *Test was developed and copyrighted by Stéphane Pigeon, Ph.D. at Used by permission.

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