Hidden Hearing Responds to a Crisis in Hearing Care for the Elderly

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Hidden Hearing has reacted to news that a vast number of elderly residents in the UK may be suffering from undiagnosed hearing loss.

As one of the UK’s leading private hearing healthcare solutions providers, the experts at Hidden Hearing were quick to respond to this news

It has recently emerged that as many as 250,000 elderly people in our nation may be the victims of undiagnosed or unsupported hearing loss because of a “hidden crisis” in care homes. The charity, Action on Hearing Loss, formerly known as the RNID, claimed to have found a “high level of undiagnosed hearing loss” in the care homes it visited and suggested that this may be due to a lack of training in staff who are unable to recognise warning signs.

Hearing problems which are left untreated can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of elderly care home residents. Unfortunately, untreated conditions can lead to the person feeling lonely and isolated due to an inability to follow conversations or keep up with activities.

As one of the UK’s leading private hearing healthcare solutions providers, the experts at Hidden Hearing were quick to respond to this news. A representative from the company explains why the problem can be difficult to diagnose.

“Many elderly people enter into care homes without having had any previous hearing tests. With other health conditions often present it then becomes harder to identify issues, especially when natural hearing loss as a result of aging happens so gradually that some simply do not notice."

However hard to diagnose, it really is essential to seek help for hearing problems. A representative from Hidden Hearings explains what can be done to tackle the problem.

“Our qualified and experienced Hearing Aid Dispensers provide free, no obligation hearing tests, so our advice for anyone concerned they may be suffering from hearing loss would be to call one of our friendly staff for more information.”        

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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