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September 02, 2010

Hearing aids are extremely important for most hearing impaired people

Hearing aids have a huge importance when it comes to one-on-one conversations. On the whole, hearing aids are very important when it comes to day to day life in the home, something which is shown by a new study conducted amongst hearing aid users.

Hearing aids are extremely important for most hearing impaired people

More than three out of four hearing aid users say that their hearing aids are important when it comes to one-on-one conversations in their homes. More than 60 % experience, that their hearing aids are extremely important when it comes to talking to other people.

More than every second person also says that their hearing aids are extremely important for their general well-being at home.

Two out of three hearing aid users believe that their hearing aids are useful when it comes to listening to the radio or watching TV. Two out of three report having problems hearing the telephone and the doorbell ringing if they are not using their hearing aids.

“Our survey clearly shows, that hearing aids make a big difference for the daily life at home for a hearing impaired, especially when you talk with another person or when you watch TV or listen to the radio,” said secretary general Kim Ruberg, Hear-it AISBL.

The study also shows that the hearing impaired use their hearing aids when at home a great deal. 61% say that they use their hearing aids almost all of the time.

“I can only encourage everyone with a noticeable hearing loss to use hearing aids. The results of our survey demonstrate, that hearing aids are very important for your general well-being at home if you have a hearing loss,” Kim Ruberg said.

More than three hundred hearing aid users from around the world took part in the survey during June and July 2010 and answered questions about their hearing aid usage and experiences. They responded to a questionnaire posted onwww.hear-it.org.

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