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GP & Medical Broadcaster

"Hidden Hearing has decades of experience delivering the highest levels of hearing care.

I’m delighted to be working alongside their team supporting the National Campaign for Better Hearing. The campaign promotes regular hearing checks and highlights the importance of good hearing to overall health.”

 

Hidden Hearing put you and your hearing first

Dr. Hilary Jones has been working alongside Hidden Hearing since 2012 and is an advocate of regular hearing checks to maintain good emotional and physical health. 

As a GP, Dr Hilary has seen how hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from social situations, leading to isolation and depression. For those who don’t seek treatment evidence shows an increased risk of loneliness and dementia, the latter by up to five times*.  It’s not yet clear what’s behind the link between hearing loss and dementia and more research is being done in this area. 

Dr Hilary says, "Staying connected with the world around us is key to our happiness, relationships and emotional well-being. Whilst many of us visit an optician and dentist regularly, so many ignore their hearing health.

There's currently 12 million million people with hearing loss across the UK, that's around one in six of us. 40% of these people are still undiagnosed, taking on average up to 7 to 10 years to address the issue.

The earlier a hearing loss is detected and treated, the better the outcome for the person. Hearing loss can occur at any age but becomes more common over the age of 50 and hearing screening plays a vital role to ensure that individuals can avoid communication roadblocks and potentially have a better quality of life.

Modern day hearing aid technology means that there are solutions for all levels of hearing loss and lifestyles; from Bluetooth enabled aids that stream sound direct from your phone to your ear, some you can barely see and others that can help manage your tinnitus too.

"It's clear to me that Hidden Hearing has decades of experience delivering the highest levels of hearing care. I'm pleased to be working alongside them and supporting the National Campaign for Better Hearing!"

Biography

Dr Hilary Jones is a GP, TV Presenter, Medical Broadcaster, Author and Public Speaker.

Dr Hilary qualified in 1976 at The Royal Free Hospital in London and became a Principal in General Practice and a GP Trainer in the early 1980’s.

He has been described as the UK’s most well-known and trusted GP thanks to over 30 years in medical broadcasting, that has seen him cover breaking medical news.

Over his vast career as Health Editor for ITV he has campaigned on countless public-health issues that matter.  Most recently becoming the trusted voice in providing answers to the most important questions on the Government's coronavirus response.

Still working as a GP, he remains a passionate spokesperson for medical education and yet advocates exercise and humour are the best medicine of all! 

 

Find out the latest facts and figures on deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

There are 12 million people with hearing loss across the UK, that’s around one in six of us.*
More than 40% of people over 50 years old have hearing loss, rising to 70% of people over the age of 70.*
There are 7.1 million people in the UK living with tinnitus.*
By 2035, we estimate there’ll be around 14.2 million people with hearing loss across the UK.*

Sources:
* https://actiononhearingloss.org.uk/about-us/research-and-policy/facts-and-figures