Action on Hearing Loss's Hearing Check is a quick, simple and completely confidential way to check your hearing, without the trek to the doctor's waiting room. Check your ears today!
Our check is scientifically verified and is the best method of checking your hearing without seeing a medical professional. We have helped nearly a million people check their hearing already. Lend us your ears and check them today!
Just enter the numbers with the keypad, after you hear them. After the test you'll get your results and advice.
The Hearing Check is designed to be the best method of checking for sensorineural hearing loss (due to age or noise exposure for instance) without seeing a medical professional. It will not pick up problems with your outer or middle ear (conductive hearing losses).

What's New

Version 1.3

Added iOS 7 compatibility.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

27 Ratings

27 Ratings

"Nothing wrong with my hearing."

Gone to the dogs

My partner was constantly moaned he failed to understand what I was saying, due to my mumbling. This went on for a couple of years, and I noticed in company, he was joining in conversations less and less, had more difficulty understanding the spoken word. He would not accept he could have hearing loss, would not go for a hearing test.
This app was wonderful. I took the test with no problems. He finally took it with not such a good result. He was still not happy about going for a proper hearing test. The bit of magic that persuaded him, was the constant e-mail reminders from you,18 months ago he finally went to the NHS and got sorted out. Thank you so much, I no longer have to shout at him, and the TV is back to normal volume.

Very good, but...


An excellent app. I took the test and it said I had some hearing loss. Got checked out and found that both ears were totally blocked with impacted wax. Following treatment I took the test again and got the all clear.

Now got the minus points. I used headphones. I put them on and set the volume. I then took the test which ended with, now test the other ear! Nowhere does it say that the ears are being tested individually. Yes I'm sure it's common sense but when you're wearing headphones it's not so obvious. I had to restart the test. Only a minor point, but an irritation when you've just sat thru it all.
Perhaps the text instructions could make it clear.

Very reassuring


I had a hearing test from a tinnitus specialist 1 week ago, but currently live abroad and wasn't 100% about what he said due to the language barrier. He assured me I have no hearing damage, but downloaded this app just to double check.
Sure enough the app effectively told me that I have no noticeable damage to my hearing, and the setup of the app is very clear and easy to use.
The spoken number system is very effective, and typing in the numbers on the key pad is direct and straightforward.


24.8 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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