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Our hearing is precious. It allows us to communicate with our family, friends and colleagues. Below is a short online hearing test to give you an idea about how well you hear and communicate.
Please note that this test only provides an estimate of your hearing health and does not replace testing by a trained hearing professional. If you think you are having difficulty hearing, please consult with your audiologist.Take the test
Your responses suggest that you may have difficulty with your hearing. We recommend that you make an appointment to have your hearing tested by a professional. To be connected with local MED-EL resources and learn more about hearing loss, visit http://www.medel.com/us/contact
There are more than 360 million people currently living with disabling hearing loss worldwide; nearly 32 million of those are children1
1 in 3 people over 65 years old are affected by hearing loss. Left untreated, hearing loss can contribute to social isolation, anxiety, depression and cognitive decline1
According to WHO over 1 billion young people (aged between 12–35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to noise in recreational settings2
1 in 5 people with hearing loss would benefit from a hearing aid or cochlear implant2
Research shows that children with hearing loss are more likely to benefit from a hearing implant if it is received at a young age, before they learn to speak3
WHO estimates that unaddressed hearing loss costs $750 billion globally every year. People who have hearing loss can benefit from early identification and appropriate interventions5
1. World Health Organization (WHO). Childhood Hearing Loss: Act Now, Here is How! Brochure (2016). http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/world-hearing-day/WHD2016_Brochure_EN_2.pdf?ua=1. Accessed February 2017
2. World Health Organization (WHO). 10 facts http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/deafness/facts/en/on deafness (2015). Accessed February 2017
3. Valencia D M et al. Cochlear implantation in infants less than 12 months of age. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Jun; 72(6):767-73.
4. The World Bank. What is an “international dollar”? Available at: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/114944-what-is-an-international-dollar Last accessed February 2017
5. World Health Organization (WHO). Deafness and hearing loss factsheet. Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs300/en/ Last accessed February 2017