Four hundred and sixty-six million people, or 5% of the world’s population. That’s the number of people living with disabling hearing loss, according to the WHO. Still, hearing loss is often neglected on the health care agenda.
At Audika Group, we’re compelled to fight to change this. Because our hearing connects us in more ways than we realise; without it, we lose touch with those around us, and they lose touch with us. A hearing loss is also a loss in quality of life.
We work to address the issue in our everyday work and through larger initiatives, such as the Campaign for Better Hearing. On all accounts, we seek to promote the notion that hearing care is health care.
As you lose your hearing, you experience increased cognitive workload. This can change your brain as it tries to compensate, which in turn may change your behavior. Research shows that it can lead to depression, dementia, and accelerated cognitive decline. Luckily, early detection of a hearing loss can help reduce these harmful effects.