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Hearing test app

Not being able to hear clearly can create challenges in your personal life and could even impact your job. But how do you know when it’s really time to seek professional assistance?

Your smartphone might be able to help you answer that question, with pre-screening apps like the one highlighted below. And since this is Better Hearing and Speech Month, what better time than now to give one a try?

EarTrumpet

Compatible with: Devices running iOS 3.1 or later, such as iPhones® and iPads.® (An Android version is in development.)

What it does: This app from Praxis BioSciences, LLC, assesses your hearing at seven frequencies, and then explains the results through words and graphics. You can save the findings, allowing you to compare your hearing over time. And you can send results to your hearing care professional via email. The app also includes a sound-amplifying feature.

Cost: $3.99

Apps like this can be helpful and even fun — who hears better, you or your significant other? But remember, they’re just a start and aren’t meant to replace professional advice. For the most accurate hearing evaluation, see a local hearing professional. And, of course, you can count on your CareCredit credit card for help managing the costs of care.

Sources:

“EarTrumpet for iPhone,” Praxis BioSciences, http://praxisbiosciences.com/eartrumpet.html, accessed April 21, 2015

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