[LINK] Hearing tests for free by phone (o/t)

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Fri Feb 29 14:37:47 EST 2008

On 29/02/2008, at 2:06 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) have developed what they
>> call, 'the most advanced telephone hearing test in the world'. People
>> can test for a hearing loss by calling 1800 826 500 and responding to
>> the prompts. It's toll-free and takes five minutes. (Use a fixed
>> phone at a quiet time)
>> Cheers people
> > Stephen Loosley
> > Victoria, Australia
> You ring them up, leave your number and they call back. If you haven't
> heard the phone ring after five minutes you know you are deaf.

Surely the first question one would ask is 'What prompts?'

And why just a fixed phone? The acoustic ability of my 'fixed' phone  
is no better than that of my mobile - or perhaps someone who knows can  
tell us what frequency ranges are possible across both options (so I  
know that I'm not deaf, but rather that my earpiece is left wanting).

> Sorry, but it is Friday afternoon.

True - but you've helped bring this back on topic, Bernard...


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