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Test your hearing in under 2 minutes with the clinically-validated Lexie Hearing Test.

*Psst - make sure you have your headphones connected.

How does the hearing test work?

Our hearing test is a clinically-validated, audiological screening test that uses numbers presented with background noise commonly referred to as speech-in-noise (SIN) screening.

The test determines your speech recognition threshold (in a dB signal-to-noise ratio). This reflects your ability to understand speech in the presence of background noise, something individuals with hearing difficulty typically struggle with. If your results are reduced, you are likely to benefit from an OTC hearing aid.

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Follow these steps to take your 2-minute, clinically-validated Lexie Hearing test

  1. Connect your headphones or earphones to whichever device you are using to complete the Lexie Hearing test (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc).
  2. Click START NOW in the banner above, or you can scroll down further and click START.
  3. Follow the prompts on the screen and continue until the test has finished.
  4. Enter your contact details and click “View My Results” to receive your hearing test results.
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How accurate is an online hearing test?

With so many online hearing tests out there, it’s hard to know which is the best or most accurate. This is because online hearing ‘tests’ are generally not clinically-validated. However, the Lexie online test technology has been widely validated, with results published in multiple scientific peer-reviewed journals. The accuracy of our hearing test exceeds 90% and the test can reliably be taken on your PC, tablet, or smartphone with any set of head/earphones.

Compared with traditional pure-tone audiometry, speech-in-noise tests do not require calibrated equipment and are less sensitive to environmental noise. Another advantage of SIN tests is that they measure functional real-life difficulties with speech comprehension in background noise. The screening test picks up all kinds of hearing losses and can be completed within 2 minutes. The results are highly correlated with pure-tone audiometry thresholds. (Potgieter et al., 2016; Potgieter et al., 2017).

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Why should I test my hearing?

There are different types of hearing loss, each with their own causes and treatment options. But the first step is always the same: identification. If you suspect your ability to hear is not what it used to be, testing your hearing is the first step in understanding if hearing loss is present and—if so—how you can manage it.

With results available in minutes, you’ll quickly have a better picture of your hearing health and whether wearing hearing aids can help you.

I have hearing loss, what now?

If your results indicate possible hearing loss, there are a few steps you can take to find out what would be best for you. You may need to contact a hearing healthcare professional. For more information on OTC hearing aids you can contact our Lexie Experts®. OTC hearing aids are intended for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Getting OTC hearing aids are easier - and more affordable - than ever. Our Lexie OTC hearing aids are available for purchase directly online and come with a risk-free trial to ensure you’re completely satisfied.

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