Give the gift of hearing this christmas
The Campaign for Better Hearing is an initiative established with three simple goals: to inform and educate people about hearing health and the dangers of untreated hearing loss, to provide a free hearing screening to every person over the age of 60 and to give away hearing aids to those who need them.
35% with hearing loss do not have treatment
Recent research by Hidden Hearing in Northern Ireland shows that people here are failing to acknowledge and treat hearing loss in large numbers. The survey showed significant delays in the time taken by people to have their hearing tested and to seek treatment, combined with reluctance to use a hearing aid when needed.
Shocking findings include the fact that 35% with hearing loss do not have treatment at all. 22% wait five years or more before seeking help and only 25% with hearing loss actually use hearing aids when they are recommended.