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Internet-based hearing screening – digit triplets test

The digit triplets test is a speech-in-noise test, i.e. a test of speech intelligibility in a background of noise. It assesses the ability to hear someone speaking when there’s background noise, similar to being in a crowded room.

Internet-based hearing screening  – music exposure questionnaire using a calendar instrument

Some health problems can develop over a very long period of time, it is sometimes necessary to find out details from a long time ago (30+ years). To help people remember things from the distant past, we have developed a new kind of questionnaire that aims to make the process of recalling such information easier.

Training listening abilities – STAR (System for testing auditory responses)

A number of our studies involving people with hearing loss or tinnitus examine the benefits of training. Our training tasks usually involve doing a simple task (such as deciding which of three notes was higher than the others) repeatedly, and changing the difficulty each time to find a level where people find it difficult but not impossible; this is, defined as your 'threshold' for the task.

Training listening abilities – STAR2 (System for testing auditory responses)

A number of our studies involving people with hearing loss or tinnitus examine the benefits of sound-based training tasks. Our training tasks involve doing multiple trials of a simple test (such as deciding which of three sounds has a higher pitch than the other two). The difficulty of the training task then adjusts to find a level where it is difficult but not impossible; this is defined as your  'threshold' for the task.

Training listening abilities – submarine game

A number of our studies involving people with hearing loss or tinnitus examine the benefits of sound-based training tasks. Our training tasks involve doing multiple trials of a simple test (such as deciding which of three sounds has a higher pitch than the other two).

Training listening abilities – treasure hunter game

A number of our studies involving people with hearing loss or tinnitus examine the benefits of sound-based training tasks. Our training tasks involve doing multiple trials of a simple test (such as deciding which of three sounds has a higher pitch than the other two)

Training listening abilities – visual monitoring task

This task has been used to assess improvements in working memory abilities following auditory training in adults with mild age-related hearing loss.

Auditory examples – hearing loss in noise

There are six examples of what it is like to listen to speech with varying levels of hearing loss, both with and without background noise. This demonstrates just how much more difficult it is to hear in background noise than in quiet, which is one of the most common problems encountered by people with hearing loss.

Auditory examples – phonemes

Many people with a hearing loss experience difficulties in everyday life, for example, following speech in background noise. Auditory training involves actively listening to sounds over a period of time. In this study participants listen to short sounds such as /bee/- /dee/, /dar/-/gar/, called phonemes (the building blocks of speech). We want to know if training people's ability to listen to the very small difference that make up these sounds will help them tune into speech, which is made up of all these sounds.

Auditory examples – sounds of tinnitus

This test enables you to hear some synthesized simulations of tinnitus like sounds, which are a fair representation of what people who suffer from tinnitus hear continually in their head.