What we do
As part of our Wellness Programme, we at Hidden Hearing are committed to raising the awareness of hearing on the nation’s health agenda. Our mission is to ensure that everyone over the age of 55 avails of a free baseline hearing test or a free ear wax removal as a part of their overall health and wellness regime.
Studies from the National Council of Aging 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 security
For more detailed information download our booklet to learn about the consequences of untreated hearing loss in older persons.