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Hidden Hearing supports World Health Organization’s World Hearing Day on 3 March
One in six adults experiences some degree of hearing loss: It’s important to discover and treat it early
Hearing loss is the number one cause of years lived with a disability for people over 70. In Europe, more than 51 million people suffer from hearing loss, and this number will only continue to grow. On World Health Organization’s World Hearing Day, Hidden hearing, a retailer within hearing care, will raise awareness of how treatment of hearing loss can have a positive effect on the quality of life of hearing-impaired people in their everyday life and in work situations.
Hearing is an essential part of life and has a significant influence on the quality of our lives. We all know the feeling of not being able to hear what is being said and for many people all over the world, this is a daily concern. Hearing loss is the number one cause of years lived with a disability for people over 70 in Western Europe and globally. And we live longer. In 2050, the number of people aged 65 and above will have doubled compared to today. However, we will still start to develop debilitating conditions that are synonymous with age – and this is especially the case with hearing.
On World Hearing Day on 3 March, hearing aid retailer Hidden Hearing will raise awareness of the importance of treating hearing loss and of the huge difference, hearing aids can make to the lives of people with hearing loss. Proper treatment of hearing loss is key to remaining cognitive and socially active.
“We live longer and that puts demands on our physical condition. Studies show that failing hearing is likely to become a big problem for us when we grow older. Hearing is crucial for us to function in life and to deliver our best in work situations. Since hearing loss is such a huge cause of disability, and since the number of people with hearing loss will continue to grow, we need to bring more attention to the problem. This is possible through initiatives such as World Hearing Day,” said Danny Hartnett, Audiologist from Hidden Hearing Cork.
Most people spend around one third of their lives at the workplace. To perform one’s best, it is necessary to have well-functioning hearing.
“Increasing hearing loss not only has a negative impact on our social lives, but for those who suffer from hearing loss, neither their social nor their work life needs to be over. We bring attention to the opportunities we have to extend our work life by means of hearing aids. We know from research that 90 percent of people with hearing loss experience a positive difference at their workplace when they use hearing aids,” said Dolores Madden, Marketing Director of Hidden Hearing.
On World Hearing Day, Hidden Hearing will bring attention to the challenges individuals with hearing loss experience and invites anyone interested to visit their clinics to learn more about hearing loss and the effect it has on people’s lives. Book your free hearing test in any of Hidden Hearings 75 branches or clinics nationwide.
500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. It is Hidden Hearings ambition to help more people hear better. Hearing is quality of life and people deserve to reach their full hearing potential. That is what the hearing care experts at Hidden Hearing work for every day.
ABOUT WHO’s (World Health Organisation’s) WORLD HEARING DAY ON 3 MARCH
The theme for World Hearing Day 2017, “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment”, draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. Unaddressed and untreated hearing loss constitutes high costs for the global economy and has a significant impact on the lives of those affected. Interventions to address hearing loss are available and cost-effective. Prevention, screening for early identification and rehabilitation through hearing devices are among the strategies that can mitigate hearing loss and its consequences.
FACTS ABOUT HEARING LOSS
- Age-related hearing loss is very common and is caused by daily, life-long wear and tear of the hearing system.
- The most common symptoms are difficulties hearing soft voices as well as difficulties hearing speech when background noise is present.
- Today, one in six adults experiences some degree of hearing loss.
- From noticing that they have difficulties hearing, people wait an average of eight years before they actually get a hearing aid.
- New studies show higher risk of accelerated cognitive decline in individuals with hearing loss who do not actively use hearing aids.
- Untreated hearing loss can cause people to withdraw from socializing and lead to feelings of isolation and depression.
- Proper treatment of hearing loss is key to remaining cognitive and socially active.
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