Every year, in November, we encourage people to get their hearing checked. As many as 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from some form of hearing loss. And although as we age our hearing can get worse, hearing loss isn’t exclusive to those over 70 – with an eye opening 40% of those aged 50+ having a hearing loss. That’s why we recommend an annual free hearing health check for everyone who is over 50 and every two years for those over 40.
Left untreated, hearing loss can lead to a lot of missed precious moments and social isolation – with evidence of a link to developing dementia too.
Our survey for Hearing Awareness Month, showed that 43% of people with hearing loss had experienced isolation from their loved ones. But of those that had resolved the issue with hearing aids, 64% now felt closer to their family.
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