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aviavi

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Mimi Hearing Test app and self-diagnosis?
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:19:27 am »
Hi all,
This is my first post on the forum.  Last week I was diagnosed with a 4 mm acoustic neuroma tumor, via MRI, after audiology tests showed asymmetrical hearing loss.  I'm a musician and acoustical consultant, so I am attuned to hearing and noticed the high frequency loss at least 8 months ago, but just thought it was noise exposure taking it's toll (even though I wear musician earplugs religiously).

Anyway, I found an app that for me gives results very close to the professional audiological exams I've had, called Mimi Hearing Test.   If you do the detailed exam, I think it's pretty accurate and comprehensive. (Link below.)

Has anyone used this or something similar to test their hearing on their own, in between professional exams?

I'm in the process of scheduling appointments in New York City to try to find out about my treatment options, and which approach will have the best chance of preventing further degradation of my left side hearing.   I know I'll be posting her more.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mimi-hearing-test/id932496645?mt=8
« Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 03:32:09 pm by aviavi »
4 mm acoustic neuroma diagnosed July 27, 2016
asymmetric high-frequency hearing loss in left ear
professional musician

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Re: Mimi Hearing Test app and self-diagnosis?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 05:56:23 pm »
Welcome to the group.  Best of luck and keep us posted.
Dx 2.6 cm Nov 2012, 35% hearing loss.  Grew to 3.5 cm Oct 2013.  Pre-op total hearing loss, left side tongue numb.  Translab Nov 2013 House Clinic.  Post-op no permanent facial or other issues.  Tongue much improved.  Great result!!

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Re: Mimi Hearing Test app and self-diagnosis?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 09:50:05 pm »

Anyway, I found an app that for me gives results very close to the professional audiological exams I've had, called Mimi Hearing Test.   If you do the detailed exam, I think it's pretty accurate and comprehensive. (Link below.)

Has anyone used this or something similar to test their hearing on their own, in between professional exams?


I've tried similar tests and found them woefully inaccurate when compared to my audiograms.

I wouldn't rely on them any more than I would rely on Zillow to tell me how much my house was worth.

You would do just as well to get tested for free at Sam's Club or Costco periodically. At least there, they put you in a soundproof room under controlled circumstances with professional equipment.
3/15/18 12mm x 6mm x5mm
9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

My story at: http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18287.0

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Re: Mimi Hearing Test app and self-diagnosis?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 02:38:52 pm »
I'm with arizonajack on this.  Never good to diagnosis yourself.  Get a hearing test by a professional.  It's really your best bet.

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

 


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