Are you on the Road to Alone?
Is someone you care about?

One in five people will experience hearing loss at some point in their lives

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If it becomes more severe, it can even lead to other serious conditions

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At MED-EL, we’re dedicated to overcoming hearing loss

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So don’t let yourself or anyone end up alone; take the other, better road.

Watched the film? Now test your hearing below…

How well do you hear?

Testing your hearing is simple, quick and easy to do online. Below is a short test that will give you an idea of how well you hear and communicate.

Remember, though, 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’re having difficulty hearing, please consult your doctor.

Take the test

Question 1

Is it easy for you to communicate in one-on-one conversations when it is quiet?

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Question 2

Is it easy for you to understand speech when there is a lot of background noise (for example in restaurants, at airports or in shopping centres)?

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Question 3

Is it easy for you to hear when listening to your family, friends and neighbours?

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Question 4

Is it easy for you to understand doctors, shopkeepers and other unfamiliar persons?

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Question 5

Is it easy for you to hear over the telephone?

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Question 6

Is it easy for you to listen to movies, lectures, etc.?

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YOUR RESULTS

Thank you for taking the test.

Your answers suggest that you have good hearing health. To learn more about hearing loss and how to protect it in the future, you can visit the MED-EL website: http://www.medel.com/uk/

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YOUR RESULTS

Thank you for taking 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 learn more about hearing loss, you can visit the MED-EL website: http://www.medel.com/uk/

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References

1 The World Health Organization. Deafness and hearing loss. Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs300/en/. Last accessed: September 2017.
2 Bidadi, S., Nejadkazem, M. and Naderpour, M. (2008). The relationship between chronic otitis media–induced hearing loss and the acquisition of social skills. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 139(5), pp.665-670.
3 Gopinath, B., Hickson, L., Schneider, J., McMahon, C., Burlutsky, G., Leeder, S. and Mitchell, P. (2012). Hearing-impaired adults are at increased risk of experiencing emotional distress and social engagement restrictions five years later. Age and Ageing, 41(5), pp.618-623.
4 Lin, F. (2012). Hearing Loss and Falls Among Older Adults in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172(4), p.369.
5 Jopling, K. (2017). Hearing Loss and older people. [online] Royal Voluntary Service, p.13. Available at: https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/Uploads/Documents/Reports%20and%20Reviews/hearing_loss_and_older_people.pdf [Accessed 8 Sep. 2017].
6 Raine, C., Atkinson, H., Strachan, D. and Martin, J. (2016). Access to cochlear implants: Time to reflect. Cochlear Implants International, 17(sup1), pp.42-46.