Do you have trouble hearing people in noisy places? If you do, a regular hearing test won't necessarily detect a problem with your ears. But a new type of test, which you can try right here, should give a different result.
The test, developed for the Associated Press by the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami, is just a recording that asks you to repeat a few sentences. The trick is that with each sentence, a staticky background noise gets louder and louder. I made it most of the way to the end of the track, but if you start having trouble on the second or third sentences, you may have hidden hearing loss.