Corporate Social Responsibility
At Hidden Hearing, we're committed to using our resources to make a constructive contribution to society. Through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, we focus on making a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.
Here are just a few of the initiatives we have supported.
Campaign for Better Hearing
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 50 and to support the Campaign for Better Hearing by donating 8 euro for every full test carried out in over 75 clinics nationwide.
Our goal is to encourage everyone, from the age of 60, to have a hearing test in order to monitor their hearing health.
With ageing, hearing loss is becoming more common and studies have shown that there is a link between hearing loss, depression, mental fatigue, cognitive decline and dementia.
Early detection of hearing loss cannot prevent hearing loss, but it may help reduce some of its effects.
Hearing loss is also shockingly prevalent across Ireland. In fact, 1 in 5 Irish adults suffer from at least a mild hearing loss. Even among younger adults, ages 18-24, they are showing early signs of noise induced hearing loss. By the age of 55 a 1/4 of the population report a significant deterioration in hearing and by 65 this rises to 1/3.
We believe that together, we can make a difference.
As part of our Wellness Programme, we at Hidden Hearing are committed to raising the awareness of hearing on the nation’s health agenda.
Studies from the National Council of Ageing have shown that older people with hearing impairment can have many negative effects if their hearing loss goes untreated.
Compared to people with hearing aids, older people with hearing loss were much more likely to report:
- Sadness and depression
- Worry and anxiety
- Less social activity
- Emotional turmoil
On the other hand, older people whose hearing loss is treated often report benefits that include:
- Better relationships with their families
- Better feelings about themselves
- Improved mental health
- Greater independence and secure