AARP members can get a free hearing test over the phone.
The National Hearing Test, developed in concert with the National Institutes of Health, is free for AARP members, or $8 for non-members. This is a screening test you can take over the telephone.
You listen to a series of three-digit numbers spoken in a background of white noise. You enter the digits as best you can, using the telephone keypad. The series gradually gets more difficult to understand. Once the test is done, you’ll get the hearing results for each ear.
The test does not give you what you need for a hearing aid, but does tell you if you need a hearing aid, or need to be tested by an audiologist.
To start, visit: National Hearing Test
The test was developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health and is provided on a nonprofit basis. The goal is to give you information that can help you decide whether you should seek a full-scale evaluation of your hearing.
Below is an introduction video from The National Hearing Test.