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Before you take the check

Before you take the check

If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss

The hearing check isn’t designed for people who’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss. Speak to your audiologist if you think your hearing has changed.

If you think your hearing is better in one ear

The hearing check measures how well you can hear overall. This means that if you have hearing loss in one ear, it might be missed. It’s a good idea to take the hearing check, but you should see a GP so they can refer you for a full hearing test.

If you are sensitive to sound

We don’t recommend taking the check if you have:

  • dizziness (vertigo) caused by noise
  • severe tinnitus (ringing or whooshing in your ears or head)
  • severe hyperacusis (intolerance to loud noises).