01 Mar 50% of East Anglia have NEVER had their hearing checked
In an international study of 11,000 adults across the globe the UK has ranked the worst at having their hearing checked. The research commissioned by MED-EL to mark World Hearing Day (3rd March) found that almost half of Brits (46%) admitted having never gone for a hearing test.
Only 2% of UK respondents said hearing checks were important, compared to almost half (48%) for eye tests, a quarter for blood pressure monitoring (25%) and (23%) for dental health checks. Globally the UK placed the least amount of importance on their hearing health.
In a UK based independent survey of 2,000 people commissioned by MED-EL half (24%) of those surveyed in East Anglia said they would feel embarrassed to go for a hearing test and half (50%) admitted they had never had a hearing test as an adult.