The Big Giveaway
What is the Campaign for Better Hearing all about?
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.
Irish Ignore Hearing Loss
Recent research by Hidden Hearing in Ireland* shows people are failing to acknowledge and treat hearing loss. The survey showed significant delays in having hearing tests and seeking 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.