"Over 119,000 people in Suffolk alone experience hearing problems - we at The Hearing Care Centre are here to help you improve communication and in turn enrich your life"
In the UK, hearing impairment affects over 10 million people and it is estimated that three quarters of adults with a hearing loss never obtain a hearing aid and those who eventually do put up with declining hearing for approximately 15 years before seeking help.
While as many as half the people over the age of 60 experience some form of hearing impairment, it is certainly not a condition restricted to later life. There are more people under the age of 65 living with hearing loss than over the age of 65!
Each person is born with an ability to hear that is unique and very personal. Unfortunately, under certain conditions, millions develop some degree of hearing loss.
Hearing loss usually occurs gradually over time, it is often very advanced before people identify and finally accept that they have a problem.
They often try to compensate for this, making it difficult to perceive the gradual loss of their hearing ability in an objective way. That is why it is often loved ones who persuade or impel people to have a hearing test.