MAIL ONLINE: One in five people with NHS hearing aids do not wear them due to problems using them or lack of perceived benefit, study shows

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Release date: 10/6/2020

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A fifth of people that need a hearing aid and get it from the NHS don't use them due to a lack of perceived benefit or issues using them, new study shows. 

Researchers from the University of Manchester interviewed 16,000 people with some degree of hearing loss about their use of NHS funded equipment.

Around 80 per cent of people with hearing aids in the UK have received them from the NHS, and one costs the health service about £300, with a pair costing £400.

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TitleOne in five people with NHS hearing aids do not wear them due to problems using them or lack of perceived benefit, study shows
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/06/20
DescriptionA fifth of people that need a hearing aid and get it from the NHS don't use them due to a lack of perceived benefit or issues using them, new study shows.

Researchers from the University of Manchester interviewed 16,000 people with some degree of hearing loss about their use of NHS funded equipment.

Around 80 per cent of people with hearing aids in the UK have received them from the NHS, and one costs the health service about £300, with a pair costing £400.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8407049/A-fifth-UKs-partially-deaf-NHS-hearing-aids-not-bother-wear-them.html
PersonsKevin Munro, Harvey Dillon

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