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December 13, 2016

Most people with hearing loss only wait a short time before acquiring hearing aids

Nearly three out of four persons with hearing loss acquire their hearing aids within three years after they become aware of their hearing loss, according to the European surveys EuroTrak.

Most people with hearing loss only wait a short time before acquiring hearing aids

In the EuroTrak 2015 surveys carried out in a series of European countries, people who used hearing aids were asked how many years had passed between the time they became aware of their hearing loss and the moment they acquired hearing aids. More than half of the respondents had waited only 1 or 2 years.

The surveys found that 25% percent of the respondents in Europe who used hearing aids had acquired their hearing aids within the first year. 25 % had acquired them between one or two years after they became aware of their hearing loss. Within 3 years a total of 71% had acquired their hearing aids.

The four major countries

In Germany, 26% had acquired hearing aids within the first year and 77% had acquired their hearing aids within three years after they became aware of their hearing problem.

In United Kingdom, the figures were 18% and 69%, respectively. In France, 20% had acquired hearing aids within the first year and 63% within three years.

In Italy, 35% had acquired hearing aids within the first year and 80 % had acquired their hearing aids within three years after they became aware of their hearing problem.

The Eurotrak Surveys carried out in Switzerland in 2015 and Denmark in 2016 showed that 70% and 68% respectively had acquired their hearing aids within three years.

About EuroTrak

The EuroTrak surveys about hearing and hearing loss are carried out in a series of European countries by EHIMA (European Hearing Instrument Manufactures Association). EHIMA’s EuroTrak surveys are carried out in cooperation with the Swiss analysis firm Anovum.

Source:www.ehima.com

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