While many businesses know they should be considerate towards visible access issues like wheelchair use, hidden disabilities such as hearing impairment are often not given the same attention. Hearing aids alone are simply not enough for people with hearing impairment. They pick up all sound in...
There are more than 11 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss*. That's one in every six of the population!
A wide variety of hearing aids are available both privately and through the NHS. Hearing aids allow users to hear clearly, sometimes for the first time! However, in noisy environments such as the supermarket checkout, hearing aids amplify all sound, making it difficult to distinguish speech, music or conversation from the background noise.
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