Online Hearing Tests?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinniger, Oct 20, 2017.

    1. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uncertain, now very somatic, started with noise?
      Are there any better audiograms on the internet?
      https://hearingtest.online/

      At least a hearing test that can prove a difference between the right and left ear...
       
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    2. threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Might sound weird, but try this:

      Watch this video:
      20Hz to 20kHz (Human Audio Spectrum)


      1: Get headphones.
      2: Hold dominate headphone to one of your ears.
      3: Listen to frequencies very quietly.
      4: Look for dips as you go.
      5: Do the exact same for the other ear.

      It finds all missing frequencies. I don't seem to have any personally.
       
    3. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      I can hear slightly above 10 kHz on my bad ear, but I have to turn the headphone up. Any frequencies over that are silent to that ear.
       
    4. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      None of the hearing tests on the internet can be accurate since they aren't calibrated for your system (whatever computer + operating system + headphones) you run the test on.
      When it says 20 dB for you, it may say 45 dB at my house.

      Better use apps that are calibrated with hardware, such as Mimi Hearing Test, that is calibrated for the iPhone hardware and Apple ear buds (along with other types of headphones). It's not perfect either since we don't have sound booths at home, but if you try to find a very quiet space for the duration of the test, I find that it gives results that are very similar to what I get at the audiologist (and I've done quite a few!).

      It could also be that your headphones don't reproduce high frequencies very well (that is common), but if your other ear can pick them up, then it's not the headphones obviously.
       
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    5. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      I also had the test done by an audiologist last summer, the results were similar. At home, I used professional Grado studio-quality mastering headphones which are no longer in production. I only did the (bad) right ear.

      I have decided not to do any more computer hearing tests, I'm afraid of a spike from the high frequencies. I noticed hearing high pitched sounds for a while after doing the test, which hopefully did not do any damage to my hearing, or increase the tinnitus.
       
    6. SteveShield

      SteveShield Member

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HTN Rx, Migraine hx, Oil of Wintergreen induced?
    7. Arseny
      Wishful

      Arseny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly from problems with blood flow
      They are useless.

      I always thought I could only hear up to 16300 Hz according to online tests, but I just did an audiogram at a research university and apparently and I can hear up to 20000 Hz and have a very good result at this frequency.
       
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