Lyric Hearing Aids Research Study
Phonak, the manufacturer of Lyric Hearing Aids, conducted a recent survey which focused on attitudes to ageing. As part of the research, we were also keen to find out how hearing factors when it comes to people’s general health regimes.
58% of people have never had their hearing checked
The research revealed that while most people get their vision, blood pressure and teeth checked on a regular basis, 58% of people have never had their hearing checked – that’s despite 30% of those surveyed thinking it should be checked up to once a year.
Not knowing hearing tests are available, where to find them or thinking they can’t afford them are the reasons 42% cite for not having their hearing checked more regularly. Over a quarter (27%), meanwhile, just ‘get by ok’.
Saying “pardon” is more noticeable than wearing a hearing aid
For those who may be concerned about correcting their hearing loss with a hearing aid because other people may notice it, they need not worry – over three quarters of people (76%) think that someone saying ‘pardon’ is more noticeable. It may be a lack of confidence in the technological advancements of treating hearing loss that’s holding people back from dealing with the issue – people are more than three times more confident that developments in the treatment of sight issues are more advanced.
Lyric Hearing Aids – like a contact lens for the ear
Audiologist and Lyric Business Manager at Lyric Hearing Aids, Tania Rodrigues shares her thoughts on the results: “Hearing tests are readily available and free in most cases, and for anyone with hearing loss the technological innovation when it comes to hearing aids is far more advanced than people realise – Lyric, for example, is like a contact lens for the ear; it’s completely invisible and stays in for up to three months at a time. So there’s no excuse for neglecting your ears, whatever your age.”