The Ear Foundation – Latest Adult Screening Report

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Image source: The Ear Foundation

On 17th March 2016 The Ear Foundation along with Action on Hearing Loss launched their report ‘Adult Screening: Can we afford to wait any longer’ in Westminster Central Hall with Lilian Greenwood, MP, and Adrian Davis.

 

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Image source: The Ear Foundation

Prior to the report launch a conference was held which was very well received and attended by NHS England  and along with Action on Hearing Loss, together we are pushing for adult hearing screening to be introduced.

Hearing loss is associated with a number of life limiting and expensive health consequences for individuals. For example:

  • Those with mild hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia, and those with severe hearing loss have five times the risk of developing dementia as those with normal hearing. (Lin 2013)
  • Older people with hearing loss are two and half times more likely to experience depression than those without hearing loss (Matthews 2013) and are also at increased risk of major depression and anxiety (Davis 2011; Gopinath et al., 2009).
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Image source: The Ear Foundation

View the full report here

 

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