Kids Hearing Game works with all Apple, Google Android, and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets or phones. Phones work well, but we think you will find the experience is more engaging with a larger screen tablet. For a complete list of suggested devices please review our Suggested Equipment page.
The video below is a quick one minute introduction the use and of Kids Hearing Game.
Headphones are required for proper hearing screening. Without headphones the game cannot deliver sounds separately to the left and right ear. Additionally headphones can help attenuate outside sounds. Earbuds can be used but you will discover that the position of them in the ear causes results to vary. Thus their accuracy is not as good as over the ear headphones. See the Suggested Equipment page for suggestions on what to get
It may be difficult to hear the quietest audio test tones if the application is being run in a noisy room or environment. It is recommended that the game be played in a quiet place so the smallest tones are not overpowered by outside sounds.
It is critical that the volume of the device and headphone combination be set properly. The system needs to be able to produce a 40 dB tone, when it believes it is making such a tone. We refer you to the Proper Calibration page to better understand the details of this process.
If you are using equipment from the Suggested Equipment page, then Kids Hearing Game will start by asking what headphones you have. Answer this correctly and set the ‘device volume’ (physical buttons on the side of the device) to its maximum setting. Kids Hearing Game will attenuate the sound to the proper level.
Email your Audiologist
The results of the test can be emailed to your audiologist or ENT doctor for a professional interpretation.
Follow these steps to send the results to your audiologist or doctor:
View the 'Hearing Results'
Open your phone or tablets email app,
Compose and address a new email to your audiologist.
When ready 'paste' the results into the email.
Send the email.