Hearing loss can greatly affect your ability to hear speech, particularly in noisy environments. High frequency loss, the most common type, results in a loss of clarity (ie. loss of ability to hear sounds like “th”, “ss”, “sh”, etc).
If you’re wondering if you, a friend, or a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss, try this Do-it-Yourself Speech-in-Noise screening test. It’s no substitute for a thorough, professional hearing test, performed in a clinic. But, chances are, if you score well on this test (85% or above), it bodes well for your hearing ability.
Choose a relatively quiet area in which to perform the test. High quality speakers or headphones are recommended.
If you’re concerned about the results of this test, call Hearing Aid Source at (416)463-4327 or contact us to book a FREE hearing test in one of our GTA clinics. We look forward to hearing from you!