According to Healthy Hearing—an online information source on hearing loss and hearing aids—though some 28.8 million Americans could benefit from wearing hearing aids, fewer than 16% have ever used them. And of those age 70 and older who could benefit from wearing hearing aids, fewer than 30 percent have ever used them.
In fact, Healthy Hearing reports that most people wait 15 years from the time they know they have hearing loss until they actually purchase their first hearing aids, and the average age of first-time hearing aid wearers is 70.
We regret to report the situation is no better in the UK.
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