Hearing Aids and an Improved Quality of Life

In a recent study released by The Hearing Journal it was found that quality of life improved in individuals who utilized hearing instruments to compensate for a hearing loss.

The study looked at a users ”hearing handicap” and saw that a decrease in score was directly related to hearing aid usage as well as the impact instrumentation played on 14 quality of life factors.

Key findings from the study include:

  • There is a strong relationship between quality hearing healthcare, benefit, and quality of life improvements.
  • Patients fit by hearing healthcare professionals (HHP) utilizing comprehensive best practices are six times more likely to have a positive impact on their patient’s lives than HHPs using minimalist best practices.
  • The average benefit (hearing handicap improvement) achieved by patients with recent hearing aid technology is 55%.
  • 75% of patients report at least one of 14 areas of their life was improved by wearing hearing aids.
  • Eight out of ten hearing aid users are satisfied with the changes that have occurred in their lives specifically due to hearing aids.
  • Nine out of ten patients are projected to experience significant improvements in their quality of life once they experience a 70% reduction in their hearing handicap.

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  1. I went to Costco for a Kirkland signature 7.0. The price was above $ 1600.00. a pair. Can you suggest anything more affordable????

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