Every year, in November, we encourage people to get their hearing checked. As many as 1 in 6 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 screening to all over 50 and every two years for those over 40.
For those who struggle to hear, if left ignored, it can lead to a lot of missed precious moment and social withdrawal – with evidence now suggesting there’s a link to dementia too.
41% of people we surveyed were worried that hearing aids would make them look older, but 50% agreed they would improve their quality of life. Take a look at Mike and Jessica’s stories to find out more about their experiences with hearing loss and the benefits hearing aids have had on their lives.
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Our online hearing check will help determine if you would benefit from one of our free hearing health checks. Remember that we still recommend an annual hearing check for anybody over 50.