An app for users who would like to undergo a quick and easy assessment of their hearing.
|Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.
||By hearX Group
- Reporting of results
- Data exports – can share your score
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- collect medical information? Yes
- require a login? No
- have password protection? No
- require internet access? No
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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.
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✔ 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.
Date of review: March 2022
Platform reviewed: Apple iOS
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Reviewer: Dr Peter Ou, GP, FRNZCGP, Auckland
Date of review: March 2022
Comments: This app is a useful tool for users who would like a simple, quick and easy assessment to be conducted on their hearing for early identification of potential hearing loss.
Safety concerns: Does not explicitly present safety warning in the app to seek professional medical advice if concerns with hearing or other symptoms. (Note: this app should only be used to give an indication of hearing and not replace a formal assessment by a health professional. See article: The importance of using hearing test apps with caution.
New Zealand relevance: Yes, relevant to a New Zealand audience.