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Free Online Hearing Test

Are you worried about hearing loss? Or looking for a hearing test near you? Save booking a hearing test and take our free online test with instant results. Our quick and simple hearing test plays a set of tones and various frequencies and volumes. You respond as soon as you hear a tone by pressing a button. The test records the responses and at the end you will see an audiogram. This is a graph showing the ability of each ear to hear sounds.

Our free hearing test should not replace regular audiometric testing and the results from this test may show you need your hearing checked professionally through the NHS or a private hearing test. Your local GP will be able to refer you to a registered hearing aid dispenser or a licensed audiologist for detailed hearing analysis.

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Welcome to the Hearing Direct online hearing test

The hearing test is designed to help identify people who believe they may be suffering from hearing loss, encourage them to take action and prevent further damage to their hearing.

Our free hearing test should not replace regular audiometric testing provided by a registered hearing aid dispenser or through a review with a licensed audiologist. Your local GP or medical professional will be able to appropriately refer you if you would like a full audiological assessment if you suspect that you are suffering from a hearing impairment.

Results of this check or results issued via a hearing care professional may highlight the need for hearing aids. Digital hearing aids and amplified items can be the steps to better hearing.

How long does it take to get a hearing test?

Our online hearing test only takes three minutes. All you have to do is enter a few details such as age and gender, plug in a set of head or earphones and then you're ready to start the test. You will get your results instantly and they will indicate if you should take further action. Professional hearing tests may take longer due to the extensive nature of a checkup.  

How much does it cost to have a hearing test?

The Hearing Direct hearing check is free. You can take it in the comfort of your own home. All you will need is an internet connection, some earphones, and an email address so you can get your results for free. A hearing screening can also be conducted by the NHS for free or privately, which you may have to pay for.

How do they test for hearing loss?

The hearing test will check for hearing loss by playing a set of sounds. During the test, you will have to appropriately react to varying tones. Based on your ability to hear the sounds, test results will indicate if you should seek medical guidance.

The more sounds you successfully identify, the higher you will score, meaning you are less leaving to have a hearing impairment. A low score will indicate that you may need to properly review your hearing. An audiologist will be able to conduct further tests and provide professional advice on what to do next.

Who does an online hearing test?

Anybody can take a hearing test. Those who are concerned about their hearing can take our online hearing test to see if they could be suffering from hearing loss. It is advised that we check our hearing regularly, even more so as we get older to watch out for age-related hearing loss.  

This check has not been designed for use by children. Children should always be seen by a doctor and referred for full diagnostic testing if there are any concerns over their hearing.

What are my next steps?

Having completed our hearing loss test and reviewed your results, for a full clinical assessment you may need to visit a licensed audiologist or a healthcare professional. In the UK, you can have your ears tested on the NHS. You can get a free NHS hearing test or your GP may recommend you schedule an appointment, but this may take several weeks. If you are hoping for a quicker turnaround, some pharmacies and opticians can professionally check your hearing, however, this comes with a cost. 

How can we help?

If you are concerned about your hearing, our committed team behind Hearing Direct have worked in the hearing aid manufacturing industry for countless years and we bring a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise on auditory health and the products we provide.

We provide some great resources in the form of informative impartial guides to help you in your choices and make the most of our fine products, such as:

Alternatively, click here to see our range of hearing aids and hearing aid accessories.

Do contact us if you have any questions regarding the outcome of your hearing test. We value our customers hearing, so please do call, email or chat with us should you have any questions about any of our products or services.


Please note that our free online hearing test is not a diagnostic test and does not cover all hearing aspects. The results of the test cannot be regarded as clinical data. 

We use the personal information provided to deliver your hearing test.