Melissa stumbled across THIS WEBPAGE today.
In this test, created by Amplifon, players are taken to three different locations filled with noises.
It’s the player’s task to locate the waterfall, birds and telephone. The interactive sound map lets you move 360 degrees around the public location to pin-point the source. The noises get louder and clearer as you explore the map. After you’ve had a stab, it reveals where other users have guessed.
Aging is the most common cause of hearing loss, but the World Health Organisation recently said that the single largest cause of preventable loss is loud noise, such as from heavy industry in work places and loud music.
Generally, we don’t like online hearing tests – as they are only as good as your speaker system, but this was a fun take on showing how well we localize sound.
Put on your headphones and give it a try! And if you don’t score as well as you had thought, you know who to call!