Hearing is very important for ham radio operators. Knowing how well you hear—and taking the appropriate steps to correct any deficiencies—could help you become a better operator.
Personally, I used to have really great hearing when I was younger, but as I’ve gotten older, I can tell that my hearing has dropped off. Thankfully, this decline hasn’t been dramatic, but it is noticeable.
- a high-frequency response and hearing test,
- a test to measure the relative sensitivity of your ears to different frequencies,
- a test to measure your ability to hear int he presence of noise, and
- a test for tone deafness.
He notes, “The best results will only be obtained using a decent pair of headphones under quiet conditions.”