Almost 60 per cent of respondents to a national survey say their partner or parent doesn’t believe they have a hearing problem – or they think they’re coping fine.
For the over 50s, almost 75 per cent of those who have a family member who hasn’t had a hearing check say it’s likely due to them thinking they don’t have a problem.
This is according to research commissioned by Hearing Australia. Their research findings also indicate that the most common emotion felt by those who have a family member with hearing loss was frustration – and the most affected are women and those aged over 50.
To make getting hearing help easier, Hearing Australia is calling on all Australians to take part in the Hear&Now 2020 Challenge by jumping on to hearing.com.au to do a 10-minute hearing check.