In some countries, people who are hard of hearing experience inequitable access to health care, education and employment discrimination compared with their peers with good hearing. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide more than five percent of the global population has ‘disabling’ hearing loss. This is still a relatively small number but the WHO also recently released a report predicting that unless measures like increased access to health care and noise protection are enacted, 2.5 billion people worldwide, or one in four people on Earth, will have some degree of hearing loss by 2050.

Hearing Care Solutions

If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then you should get your hearing checked as soon as possible. If you do need hearing care to restore your hearing, and quality of life, then the best thing to do is to make an appointment with a professional audiologist, like Clarisound. There are numerous assistive technologies like hearing aids and cochlear implants that are powerful and transformative forces in the lives of people who are suffering from hearing loss. Then there is the stigma that surrounds hearing loss and wearing hearing aids.

Social Inclusion

There are many ways that people and organisations can and are changing to break down the stigma of hearing loss. Lots of people like to watch movies and subtitles are one popular way of helping people with hearing loss to be entertained. When subtitles are played then everyone should be able to enjoy the film together. But many people with good hearing may not like the aesthetic of subtitles on their screen and may also not have considered that people with hearing loss benefit from having subtitles on the screen. This means that the stigma of hearing loss may be reinforced instead of resolved.

Wearing A Hearing Aid

If you, and your loved ones, are losing your hearing then the best solution is to fit and wear a suitable hearing aid. Relying on external organisations to provide assistance to people suffering from hearing loss may be unreliable or even make things worse. There are many styles and sizes of hearing aids available ranging from the almost invisible to the colourful. The transformative power of wearing a hearing aid has to be heard to be believed so if you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then don’t hesitate to book an appointment with one of our friendly, professional audiologists at Clarisound.

As hearing loss increases globally more people should wear hearing aids so that we can all enjoy our lives to the fullest, together.