The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed an app for the Android and iPhone platforms to detect hearing loss and spread hearing awareness for this year’s World Hearing Day.
The hearWHO app is based on validated digits-in-noise technology. This app gives the general public access to a hearing screener to check their hearing status and monitor it over time. The easy to use app clearly display the users’ results and keeps a personalized track record of their hearing status over time.
The app is especially recommended for those who commonly listen to loud music over personal audio devices. It can also be used by health workers to screen people in the community for hearing loss and refer them for diagnostic testing if they fail the screening.