Hidden Hearing Respond to Research Which Reveals Hearing Aids are Useful in the Workplace

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to research which explored how useful hearing aids were in the workplace.

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Hearing aids can make a dramatic difference for people with hearing loss and can make life easier – especially in the workplace.

Nine out of ten hearing aid users have said that their hearing aids are useful in the workplace, according to figures published in the Hearing Review as part of EuroTrak and JapanTrak research.

Surveys were conducted in seven countries among people with hearing loss, who were asked:

“How useful are your hearing aids in the workplace?” Sixty per cent said that they found hearing aids to be of significant use, while thirty per cent found hearing aids to be of some use.

Around fifty per cent of those who used hearing aids agreed to some extent that people with untreated hearing loss tended to have a reduced chance of promotion and did not get the jobs they deserved.

Surveys were carried out in Italy, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Japan.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“Hearing aids can make a dramatic difference for people with hearing loss and can make life easier – especially in the workplace. The ability to follow conversations and discussions is vital in a working environment and not seeking treatment for hearing loss can hinder this. Booking a free hearing test at one of our hearing centres will not only assess your hearing but also highlight the options available. Technology has meant that hearing aids are smaller and more discreet than ever.”

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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