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. We can recommend these headphones. Earbuds can be used but you will have to find a quieter room for accurate results.
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.
The easiest way to properly set the volume level for the game is to have an adult with 'normal' hearing set the volume of the introductory music to a comfortable listening level. The music and introduction should be easily heard, but not loud. Typically this will be in the middle of the volume scale. Some tablets and phones have been tested and calibrated specifically to Kids Hearing Game. If that is the case, the application will allow you to indicate the headphones you are using. Follow specific directions. We are always updating this feature.
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.