One in six New Zealanders experience hearing loss. That’s around 880,000 people.
Around 466 million people worldwide experience hearing loss. It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss
On average, more than 8 of 10 hearing aid wearers feel their hearing aids have improved their quality of life.
Research tells us that people who wear hearing devices have:
- better psychological health
- better communication skills
- better personal safety
- a higher quality of life
- higher self esteem
Hearing loss is relatively common in New Zealand. The prevalence of hearing loss was estimated to be 880,350 people in New Zealand in 2016. This represents 18.9% of all people.