The Truth About Hearing Loss

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This infographic starts off sparse on the information but flows into an unexpected amount of information about hearing loss.

After the Ear

Get it, instead of “after the jump?”  After the big ear graphic, we learn the following:

  • 1 in 10 adults suffer with mild tinnitus, while 1 in 100 notice a big impact on their life.
  • 4 million people in the the UK suffer with undiagnosed hearing loss.
  • Past the age of 40, more men than women will develop hearing loss.
  • 2 million people in the UK currently ear a hearing aid.

The Warning Signs

  • A TV that’s turned up way loud
  • Struggling to follow conversations
  • Becoming withdrawn or isolated
  • Difficulty hearing in background sound
  • Upset when confronted about hearing problems
  • Turn head so ear faces the sound while listening

Stigmas

  • It only happens to old people.  It can happen to anyone, any time.
  • Hearing aids are unsightly.  Modern hearing aids are stylish and almost invisible.
  • Nothing can be done to help.  Deterioration can be prevented.

Tests

Your hearing helps keep you safe – whether it helps you hear a smoke alarm or oncoming traffic.  When you can’t hear, it’s harder to interact with your family, and you miss out on pertinent information.

Professional tests are free, online tests paint a false picture, and it’s best to consult a trained audiologist when it comes to your hearing.

Scorecard

Design:  B+

Striking, visually, and nice use of red and white.

Information:  B-

It would have been nice if they had specified whether the information about testing is true for just the UK (the part about professional tests being free) or in other countries as well.

Source:  Amplifon presents The Sound of Silence by Amplifon