THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER HEARING

The hearing loss facts show why having a hearing test is so important.

1 in 5 Brits experience hearing loss

1 in 5 people

Globally, 80% of people do nothing about hearing loss.

Good hearing is key to a happy healthy life.

The longer hearing loss goes untreated, the more likely
you are to suffer from depression, mental fatigue and even dementia.

40% of adults aged over 50 are affected by hearing loss

12 million people across the UK have hearing loss

71% of new hearing aid wearers wish they’d acted sooner

Do you know the damage?

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140dBJet engine take off, gunshot

120dBAmplified concert, emergency siren

100dBMotorcycle, chainsaw, MP3 player (at full volume)

95dBLawn mower, loud toys

Potentially hazardous – hearing protection should be worn when engaging in activities above this level

When you have untreated hearing loss, your brain slows down. This leads to: mental fatigue, dementia, depression, isolation and anxiety.

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year delay

The average time between the onset of hearing loss and seeking professional help.

Hearing Untreated

Untreated hearing loss

Less stimulation of the brain

Accelerated mental decline, higher risk of dementia

Trouble remembering and problem solving

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Treated hearing loss

Improved communication skills

Social activity stimulates the brain

Keeps your brain fit

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2X

Mild hearing loss:
more likely to develop dementia

3X

Moderate hearing loss:
more likely to develop dementia

5X

Severe hearing loss:
more likely to develop dementia

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