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.
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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!