What HowYouHearMe is about?

It's a webapp simulation that allows you to hear your own voice "with his ears", to "put you in her ears", so to speak.

Choose the hearing loss level that you want to test, record your voice, and that's it: you can hear yourself like he/she is used to hear you.

  1. - Personalize the audiometry with your relative or friend's data.
  2. - Record your voice, by clicking the microphone icon.
  3. - And listen to the results: your own voice, like your relative hears it.

How it is he hears you? Does she hears you better than you thought? Have you discovered he hears you worse than you thought?

1. Audiometry

At "Hearing Loss" tab, choose the hearing loss level you want to test: mild, moderate or deep.

If you have a relative's or friend's audiometry, click on "Personal Audiometry" tab to personalize the test with your loved one's audiometry.

 

After that, go to "2. Record your voice" to record your voice for a few seconds, and you will be able to hear the results at "3. Results" section.

Choose the hearing loss to test

The following audiogram represents an audiometry results. Horizontal axis data are frequencies, vertical axis data are hearing loss levels (in dBs).

Point in blue color are data for left ear. Points in red are data for right ear.

The graph is interactive: you can alter the data you see fit to the values you want (to match your audiometry, a relative's one, a friend's one, ...).

To change one value, for instance for right ear change the value at 500Hz frequency to -30dBs, click the "Right" button and then click over the point (500, -30).

Audiogram

Test reliability
Speech audiometry
Right ear Left ear SF
Unaided
SF
Aided
SRT
SRT Masking
Discrim
Discrim masking
Level / list
Tympanometry
Right:
Left:
Controls
Frequency Right Air Threshold Right Bone Threshold Left Air Threshold Left Bone Threshold Sound Field Unaided Sound Field Aided Cochlear Implant
t125 0 0
t180 0 0
t250 10 5
t375
t500
t750
t1k 10 10
t1500
t2k 15 20
t3k 25 30
t4k
t6k
t8k 25 40
t12k

2. Record your voice

Click the microphone button to record your voice for 5-10 seconds. In the following section, "3. Results", you will be able to listen "how a person with this hearing loss really hears you".
Repeat the test as many times as your want, even test adjusting the audiogram at your will.

It seems you have no microphone or you have not allowed access to it!
To experience ComoMeOyes hearing simulation, it is necessary that you provide access to your microphone.
Please, make sure you have a microphone plugged in, click on the microphone (or camera) icon in the address bar of your browser, and clic on the Allow button to enable it.

No access to your microphone
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3. Results: How You Hear Me


Example "mild hearing loss"

Example "moderate hearing loss" personalized


Support HowYouHearMe

HowYouHearMe is a social awareness initiative about hearing loss.

This initiative is free for all the visitors to our website.

The individual patrons donations help keep it active.

Support HowYouHearMe

Hearing disability

A person who is not able to hear as well as someone with normal hearing – hearing thresholds of 25 dB or better in both ears – is said to have hearing loss. Hearing loss may be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. It can affect one ear or both ears, and leads to difficulty in hearing conversational speech or loud sounds. (Hearing loss and deafness, World Health Organization).

Over 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss (432 million adults and 34 million children). Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) in the better hearing ear in adults and a hearing loss greater than 30 dB in the better hearing ear in children.

Approximately one third of people over 65 years of age are affected by disabling hearing loss.

 

What HowYouHearMe is for?

People who (still) hears well guess how a person with hearing disability hears us.

Guessing pales in comparison to living for real.

If you have a relative or a friend with hearing disability, you probably know how often, in the heat of conversation, so many of us forget their disability. Just then, they end up left out in silence.

 

HowYouHearMe allows you to live for one moment how it is they hear, how it is to hear you with hearing loss disability (approximately), with your own ears, so you can "put yourself in their shoes".

Thanks and Collaborators

Without the help from our collaborators, this website would have not been possible.

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Integral

Integral, centre mèdic i de salut has collaborated with their brilliant expertise and even some studies with real patients at its integrative health center in Barcelona

Integral, centre mèdic i de salut
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MacSony

Rosa Gràs, Lourdes Cámara and the whole team at MacSony have provided the so much needed topnotch and warm professional help in callibrating this application, absolutely key to make this project of hearing loss sensitivation a reality.

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Matt Hollis

The talented Matt Hollis has developed the interactive audiogram software tool. We encourage you to visit his Audiogram site at Github and give him a very deserved star.

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Ginius

Eugenia from Ginius.me, a highly talented website frontend designer, has collaborated in the making of our website, from design to hosting services. Kudos to her at ginius.me.

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Producción Electrónica

We owe a huge Thank you to John Hertz, the owner of the prestigious online musical academy ProduccionElectronica, for his unrelentless help in calibrating ComoMeOyes.

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Werner Robitza (Slhck)

During ComoMeOyes' calibration phase we went to Werner Robitza, FFmpeg reknowned expert, who very generously assessed to us in doing the fine adjustments to our code.

Slhck.info
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MireiaPortell

Mireia Portell and her family has been the inspiration for this project. We wish her unrelentless aim towards the integration of people with hearing loss keeps delivering awesome results, as awesome is our logo created by her amazing son Nicolás Araya.

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Cristina Domingo

This project would have not been possible without the boundless, enormous generosity from Cristina Domingo, doctor, acupuncturist and director at Acupuncture Master in Barcelona. My gratitude cannot be expressed in words.

Cristina Domingo

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