A five-minute call will determine how deaf you are, when the National University of Singapore (NUS) rolls out its free telephone hearing test.
The system, funded by a research grant, was set up mainly to understand the extent of aural problems here. Anyone above the age of 12 can call in. This is only a screening test. All calls are free but they have to be made from a landline phone. The service (MEGA-1188 or 6342-1188) will run until July 31 but could be made permanent in the future.