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 are currently 12 million million people with hearing loss across the UK, that’s around one in five of us. Forty percent of these people are still undiagnosed, taking on average up to 7–10 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 directly 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!”