Registered Charity no. 218341  |   Telephone: 01872 225 868


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Deafness, the hidden disability

Tips and figures about hearing loss in the UK

Some facts about hearing loss...
  • It is estimated that 11 million people suffer from some form of hearing loss and that this figure could rise to as many as 15.6 million by 2035. Source:

  • 900,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf. Source:

  • Hearing loss is the most common form of sensory disability in the developed world. Source:

  • Deafness is a problem that increases sharply with age. Over 70% of people over the age of 70 will have some form of hearing loss. Source:

  • Over 1.1 million people are exposed to potentially damaging noise levels on a daily basis at their place of work. It is therefore vital that we encourage the use of ear protection. Source:

  • Deaf jobseeker and employee experiences survey report

“If your reflex is everyone feels lonely sometimes, you would be right. But you would also be understating the loneliness we feel.”

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