Step 1. Plug in a set of headphones to the headphone port of your iPad or Android tablet. Choose the best quality pair of headphones available.
Step 2. Adults should prepare their child for the test by ensuring they have eaten and been to the bathroom. Ensure the room where the game will be played is quiet and there are no distractions.
Step 3. Adults are asked to provide some basic information about the child. These details include the child’s age and gender. An email address is also required so the test results can be automatically sent to the parents or caregivers. Results can also be viewed on the device at the end of the test.
Once the login page has been finished adults are required to complete a short activity to assist with testing. When done invite your child to sit at the iPad or Android tablet with their headphones at the ready.
Explain to your child that they are going to play a game where they will be asked to follow the instructions and click on the screen where necessary. Encourage them to listen carefully.
With the children now wearing the headphones parents should observe the child to ensure they are playing the game correctly. Prompts to listen carefully may be necessary.
Step 4. Your child now plays the game. The game takes approximately 15 minutes to complete . An Internet connection is required to process the results of the test. These are then sent directly to the email address provided.
Step 5. Parents should review the results sent to them via email. If testing indicates a problem parents should seek advise from their doctor. Some conditions, such as ear infections, can be treated. If the hearing loss is not due to infection your doctor will refer you to an audiologist or ear specialist for expert help and advice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have more than one child who you would like to do the hearing test it is important that the second child does not watch the testing process. Familiarity with the game may alter the results.
FINALLY adults should ideally play the complete game prior to their children so they understand how it works.