Hearing loss is the result of sound signals not reaching the brain. There are two main types of hearing loss.
Statistics & Facts
- 10 million people in UK have hearing loss (1 in 6)
- 6 million people would benefit by the use of hearing aids
- 1.4 million people are reliant on hearing aids
- 50% of 50-year-olds are affected
- 60% of 60-year-olds are affected
- 70% of 70-year-olds are affected
- Deafness is NOT just turning down of sound BUT distortion of sound
- Progressive, silent condition
- A contributory factor in the onset of dementia
Signs & Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Answering Yes to any of these questions could indicate that you may need to have your hearing test.
Severe Hearing Loss
Consult a hearing care professional if you have any concerns.
When you have a severe-to-profound hearing loss, you are only able to hear very loud speech or loud sounds. People with severe hearing loss cannot hear speech at a conversational level and for people with profound hearing loss, loud sounds are mainly only perceived as vibrations.
Severe-to-profound hearing loss can occur at any age
This degree of hearing loss may be present at birth or early childhood, or it may progress with age. The demands of a hearing aid for those with this type of loss are incredibly high. Today’s powerful hearing aids do make a difference incorporating the latest technology to help you experience an everyday life full of sound.