NEW trends and challenges always come from TikTok and the latest claims that it can determine your hearing age.
Fitness trainer Justin Agustin said in a video he shared on TikTok that a certain sound can test your hearing. So if you want to find out how good it is, read more as we tell you all about the test.
What is TikTok’s hearing age test?
A loud, piercing tone is played and its frequency increases over time, making it sound higher and louder.
A number will appear on the screen, starting at 88 and going all the way down.
The number where you stop hearing the sound is your listening age and then you can compare it to your actual age.
It is designed to determine whether you hear better or worse than people your average age.
Are the hearing age test results accurate?
The results should not be taken seriously as TikTok has limitations that may deem results wrong.
One commenter said: “TikTok’s compression cuts off high frequencies to save on data costs.”
Another explained that you would need better equipment than just a phone for the test to be more accurate.
To test hearing, you need high-frequency speakers or headphones
One should always be careful with such tests on TikTok, especially when it comes to health.
They are usually created as a trend and with the intention of attracting more viewers and followers from people who are not industry professionals.
If you ever experience sudden hearing loss or feel like you have any problems, it’s best to see a doctor.
How to properly test hearing age
There are several ways to get a more accurate hearing test that are also recognized by healthcare professionals.
If you contact your GP, you can get a free hearing test as they will refer you to a hearing specialist – an audiologist.
You can also find approved hearing tests online, and the results will not only indicate your hearing scores, but will also tell you whether you should seek an in-person test.
You can also go to a pharmacy or optician for a hearing test, which is usually free.
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