You will need
  • assistant;
  • is the tuning fork;
  • – baby rattle;
  • – Internet
Here is the simple test. Plug one ear with your finger. The person that checks your hearing, have to move away from you on 6 meters and whisper to call random numbers. If you correctly repeat them, then your hearing is normal.
If not, the reviewer must approach you closer and closer until you will be good to hear the called numbers. In this case, it is possible to suspect the hearing impairment. Then just check the other ear.
Sample Schwabach. You will also need an assistant – a person with normal hearing. Place between him and a tuning fork, hit it. If you will hear the sound when it doesn't hear your assistant is a symptom of so-called conductive hearing loss. If, on the contrary, he hears, and you are not – a sign of hearing loss sensorineural.
Sample Weber. Set the tuning fork in the center of your forehead and remove the sound. If it is heard equally well in both ears – hearing is normal. With conductive hearing loss hear better the person affected, and if a sensorineural – a healthy ear.
Sample MEUDON. The assistant stands next to you and speaks over your head, random words with such volume that you could hear them and repeat. He then, without interrupting the speech, the forefinger presses on the ear, both tragus, covering your ears. If you can't hear or distinguish the separate words, so not in the right outer ear. And if you hear assistant is still good and properly use his words – probably damaged middle ear.
In children who cannot yet speak, ear check "antiquated" tests. The simplest of them – clapping your hands or slamming a door. From the sound of a healthy baby involuntarily flinch or blink an eyelash. However, the test is highly imperfect, because sometimes even with a strong defect of hearing child can hear such low frequency sounds.
Another option with child's rattle. You become sure that the child you have not seen, and vigorously shake the rattle. If the baby reacts to it, pulling handles or legs, smiling, trying to turn to you head, then he hears a rattle. If you do not respond, they can't hear.
With age a person worse distinguishes sounds in the upper frequencies. So, sounds in the range of 14 kilohertz hear almost all teenagers and only one in five of fifty-sixty people. And 17-18 kHz to 18 years hear 60% of young and only 10% of forty-pyatidesyatyletia. Check the upper range of his hearing on the Internet, on the website
Full and free hearing test online on the website of the company "Masterclone". Of course, this is only a preliminary diagnosis, it does not replace visiting a doctor if you find that you need one.