I mean, that’s exactly what SineGen does.
The only hearing test I did was random beeps at random volumes and they only told me “your hearing is ok”.
With SineGen, I actually can hear everything I want, and now I know I could hear 1000-to-1500hz frequencies better, especially with my right ear, because it sounds more or less 3dB lower, and I can hear 16khz. Tested with two different sound cards and two different pairs of headphones.
I’m not saying it replaces the doctor, but for me, it did better than the doctor.
I don’t need to know more anyway.
And it is exactly why should take a proper hearing test, under the surveillance of medical professionals and with their test gear… if you want to know. That is.
Even one of Zeos’s “mods” (not M0N and not here) did not understand the meaning of medical hearing test.
He did not even know how to calibrate the level to what is needed so the test would actually be even close to truth… changed the volume levels so he could hear “more” and changed headphones and… it was a nightmare to have that conversation.
Like with a retard. “Im not going to doctor, im scared and dont need it” and so on.
These online things are just for fun and has no truth with the real deal.
Levels, gear, enviroment are all different… than it should be.
My two cents… there are all kinds of hearing “issues” that cannot be identified by a casual hearing test. Even the medical level tones test given by a general hearing test are only good as a baseline. My wife suffers from ringing at whistling range frequencies that cause her a lot of discomfort. Things like that require specialized knowledge to diagnose not a hearing test given at a clinic.
Would be interesting to start a poll to see how members of the community fare in terms of hearing range (at least just a rough gauge, no need for it to be a full doctor’s report). And to find out how many of you guys have killed your ears listening to too many headphones. Lol