Health Complications of Unmanaged Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is increasingly affecting the population worldwide. In the UK, one in six is suffering from hearing loss. Unfortunately, hearing impaired people rarely consult their GP. Communication is a major issue for people with hearing loss. Statistics are worrisome and show that some of the affected by their hearing difficulties still encounter fear and doubt when looking for a solution.
- 22% of hard of hearing people leave their appointment with a doctor lacking knowledge about their condition.
- 25% schedule an additional appointment because they did not understand their diagnosis.
- 12% avoid going to a doctor because they experience problems with communication.