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.