Action On Hearing Launch Hearing Check Campaign With Ann Widdecombe

Anne Widdecombe with Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Action on Hearing Loss at Buckingham Palace centenary celebrations.

Pic Credit: Action On Hearing Loss

The newly rebranded hearing charity Action on Hearing, formerly RNID, has kicked off  new campaign for free online hearing checks; and as part of the movement it is being faced and supported by BT and former politician and Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe.

New research reveals that four out of ten people say their hearing is getting worse and so the charity as launched the campaign to encourage people to get their hearing tested.

Ann Widdecombe said: “I’m delighted to support the Action for Hearing Loss campaign. My career has depended upon hearing everything that’s being said, so I urge everyone to get their hearing checked. It’s especially important to get your hearing tested if you know you’ve got a problem. Don’t bury your head in the sand. It’s better to take action now, as there is support available.”

The study found that 43% of Brits believe their hearing is getting worse, yet the same amount has never had a hearing check. 10% of people said they are too embarrassed whilst a third argued if they found out they were losing their hearing that they would suffer in silence and refuse to wear a hearing aid.

Nearly 50% of those surveyed said they didn’t even know where to go to go a hearing test and a fifth said they never had time to do so.

Jackie Ballard, Action on Hearing Loss Chief Executive, said:  “Many people don’t realise how important their hearing is in their everyday lives, until they start to lose it. On average, people take 10 years to deal with their hearing loss. We urge people to take our check today, so that you can start addressing any hearing loss and ensure you don’t miss out on leading a fulfilling and active life.”

Action on Hearing Loss is the charity working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.

Get a free and simple online hearing test today at www.hearingaid.org.uk and get help now before you have to wear a hearing aid such as a unitron passport or a widex clear.

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