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9 Myths about Hearing Loss

Hearing loss

As it is not always obvious when people have hearing loss, and it is not often discussed,  hearing loss is often referred to as an “invisible disability,”  

Research has shown that:

  • Only 1 in 5 people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually use one.
  • People with hearing loss may wait up to 10 years before they do something about it.

The reason for this seems to be the stigma that hearing loss carries. People associate hearing loss with getting old or visualise having to wear hearing aids which they perceive as ugly. 

There are a lot of myths regarding hearing loss.