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On line hearing test
« on: April 01, 2014, 10:41:31 PM »
Might be of interest since some people do use an audio reader for their work. Free anyway: http://www.starkey.com/online-hearing-test#/calibration

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 11:07:30 PM »
Yay -- my hearing is fine. Only got #2 word wrong I clicked 'cash' but I think I was still tuning into the accent. I can hear whispering and everything else. ;D

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 11:15:22 PM »
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Yay -- my hearing is fine. Only got #2 word wrong I clicked 'cash' but I think I was still tuning into the accent.

Good point, and I'm sure it has a bias based on different languages and even different accents in the US. However the tones would still be valid. Regardless, congratulations on your excellent hearing!  ;)

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 11:20:01 PM »
The words did seem to suffer from that artificially produced effect where the initial sound is lost in 'fuzz' -- not clearly articulated at the front, almost lost in a nano breath -- I don't know what that means, I just made it up. :-[

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 11:28:27 PM »
Precisely.  ;) ;)

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 12:04:18 AM »
Too late for me I'm afraid.
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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 01:16:37 AM »
I got all the words correct, however, it indicated I may have some hearing loss. I'm glad you put this test on because I've suspected I have some hearing loss. I don't seem to hear certain words, especially if they are mumbled or softly spoken.

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 10:25:27 PM »
I got all the words correct, however, it indicated I may have some hearing loss. I'm glad you put this test on because I've suspected I have some hearing loss. I don't seem to hear certain words, especially if they are mumbled or softly spoken.

Arrgh. This is scary, because I got all the words correct but it still says I may have some hearing loss too  :o
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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 04:20:58 AM »
Think I'll get my free NHS test some time soon.  I missed some of the words, but I'm inclined to think that was partially  due to the unfamiliar accent.

I think forty years of motorway drone in the background is starting to show.  When they built the damned thing they said we'd 'get used to it'.  I never have.

Double glazing helps, but I like my windows open whenever possible.

Jumbled noises like those in a swimming pool or a busy pub always mess with my head and my hearing.  Yet out in the woods I can hear a mouse or shrew rampaging through the undercover ;-)

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 06:24:32 AM »
Apparently, I have normal hearing, can hear a variety of soft sounds, an can differentiate between words that sound similar.  :)

And there I was thinking my hearing wasn't very well, haha!

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 10:32:26 AM »
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I think forty years of motorway drone in the background is starting to show.

Years ago there wasn't the awareness of hearing that there is today. People operating everything from Jack hammers to guns didn't wear any protection. Even though there is awareness today, people still listen to deafening music, made worse with earphones. A good business to get into would be audiology 20 years from now.  ;)

My hearing rapidly deteriorated when I was in the military, and now have to wear hearing aides.

So if the hearing test helps some people get checked out further, that is a good thing.

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 12:43:23 PM »
Talking about hearing reminds me of an incident from the past. Please excuse the slight wander from the path.

There was a circle drive at the house in the country and one day my #2 son had arrived home from work before I did. He was parked on the back side of the circle, the driver's door open and his radio blasting as loud as it would go.

I parked, went in the house, fed the indoor dog and cat. Then gathered the food to feed the outdoor animals, one dog and two cats that he allowed in the fence and a few barn cats that had to be fed outside the fence because Santana didn't allow them to cross the line.

As I was finishing up with the dinner service, my son turned his radio off and stepped out of the car door. The fact that he was just standing there, door open, and looking around drew my attention.

Walking a little closer so as not to have to yell, I asked what was wrong. He was silent for another minute before he said, "It really is quiet out here isn't it."

I couldn't resist pointing out that without creating ear-splitting noise from the radio or what ever, yes, it was indeed quiet and peaceful.

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Re: On line hearing test
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 03:47:06 PM »
Thanks for the link, Bill. I'm 'Deef' as a post.  ;D
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