The World Health Organisation predicts by the year 2030, adult onset hearing loss will be in the top ten disease burdens in the UK, above diabetes and cataracts.
(PRWEB UK) 19 April 2013
Following an increase in enquiries, Hidden Hearing has compiled some information about hearing loss within the UK to provide people with a better understanding of hearing loss and how it affects UK residents.
10 million people within the UK have some form of hearing loss, which accounts for 1 in 6 of the population – highlighting that hearing loss is more important than many people think.
Hidden Hearing explains:
- 6.4 million people of retirement age (65+) and 3.7 million people of working age (16-64) have some form of hearing loss.
- With the ageing population of UK, it is estimated that there will be 14.5 million people with hearing loss by 2031.
- The World Health Organisation predicts by the year 2030, adult onset hearing loss will be in the top ten disease burdens in the UK, above diabetes and cataracts.
- Most of the 10 million people with hearing loss developed it as they got older. 71.1% of over 70s and 41.7% of over 50s have some form of hearing loss.
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.