hearWHO app

An app for users who would like to undergo a quick and easy assessment of their hearing.

hearWHO By hearX Group
Features
  • Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting of results
  • Data exports – can share your score

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Country of origin  Unsure (not Aotearoa New Zealand)
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? No
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Cost Free
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What does the app do?

The hearWHO app is for users who would like to undergo a quick and easy assessment of their hearing condition. The app provides a simple hearing assessment for users to test their hearing. 

For the complete app description, go to the app website, Google Play, App Store or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews.


PROS CONS 

✔ Quick and easy to use.

✔ Immediate result.

✔ Alerts users if attempting to do test in unsuitable
surroundings with significant background noise.

✔ App tracks the history of test results.

✘ Does not explicitly present safety warning in the app to seek professional medical advice if concerns with hearing or other symptoms.

✘ Limited options on interactive activities for users (only 1 type of test available).

✘ The results are simplified and reported in arbitrary units so can only be used as a hearing screen.

✘ There is no guide on how to interpret results.

✘ Does not report on results for the left and right ear separately.

✘ The app does not recommend or necessitate ear phones for assessment.

Review details

Date of review: March 2022
Platform reviewed: Apple iOS
Version: 1.2.1 

App developer
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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Reviewed By: Dr Peter Ou, GP, FRNZCGP, Auckland Last reviewed: 04 Apr 2022