uHear


Listed in: Deafness/hearing loss  
uHear

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English / French / German

Cost:

Free

Self-administered hearing test.

Approved by


Languages

English / French / German

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English

Cost

Free

Developer

Zeitguys Inc., Canada
(Based in Canada)
http://www.zeitguys.com

Funder

Unitron Hearing Limited, Canada

Medical Adviser

Unitron Hearing Limited

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Information Information

Summary

A set of three self-administered tests intended to give the user an indication as to whether hearing is within a normal range, or whether hearing loss is present. The tests are: 'hearing sensitivity', to determine the quietest sounds that can be heard; 'speech in noise', a measurement of ability to hear speech when background noise is present (requires headphones to administer); and a questionnaire about ability to hear in common listening situations. Also provides information about about healthcare professionals to contact if hearing loss is suspected.


Tags: Disability

Reviews

Reviewer: Motos for Fonos, Perú
Review: "Provides greater access to pure tone audiometry. Patients can receive the results directly via email. Speech in noise tests and questionnaires are available only in English, though (the overall interface is not available in Spanish)."
Source: PatientView survey, November 2013
Usage: 1%-5%
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1iauJF4
Reviewer: The Hearing Blog, USA
Review: "The free app-based acceptable-noise-level hearing test everyone can use. The acceptable-noise-level (ANL) test is a valuable tool, both for hearing-impaired people, as well as for professionals, as it tells us how much distracting noise bothers the person. This now-free test provides both an indication of how much hearing-aid noise-reduction technology is needed, and, more importantly, also an overall indication of the success in general with hearing aids. Originally limited to clinicians using an audiometer to vary the levels, the (somewhat-misnamed) ‘speech-in-noise’ test module in the free uHear iPhone app has this very valuable tool; and, since it is based on relative, not absolute sound levels, calibration is not an issue. In fact, the ANL test is a valuable troubleshooting tool for educational speech pathologists who perform screenings for auditory-processing disorder APD."

Source: http://bit.ly/1iawpP1
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1iawnqi
Reviewer: Hearing Link, Scotland
Review: "I find this app very useful, as it helps more people become aware that hearing loss can affect everyone. Also useful because people can check their hearing themselves."
Source: http://bit.ly/1iawJNz
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1iawHVY
Reviewer: Asociación Sonrisas y Vida, Spain
Review: Recommended by the Asociación Sonrisas y Vida.
Source: http://bit.ly/JPc96M
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/JPcbvD

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