A NEW hearing screener app has been developed for Amazon's Alexa by a Darwen audiology firm.

Amplify Hearing has developed the technology to recognise undetected hearing loss in the over 50s.

Christina Porter, audiology partner at Amplify, said: "Early identification of changes in hearing and/or ear health, can lead to improved outcomes with hearing technology further down the line. We can vastly improve relationships, social inclusion and general well-being when we look after our hearing properly."

The screener from the India Mill based trader is now available from the Alexa app store and comes with a free hearing health check.