Since 2009, EHIMA has been surveying people with hearing loss as well as hearing aid wearers as part of EuroTrak. Over the last few years more than 175,000 people have taken part in these surveys. The EuroTrak study shows a lot of exciting and surprising trends for the period between 2009 and 2018 in regard to dealing with hearing loss and hearing aids.
Satisfaction and Hearing Aid Usage
Acceptance of hearing aids has increased significantly in the around ten years since the study began. In 2009, 56% of respondents said they were embarrassed about wearing a hearing aid. In 2018 this number had fallen to just 30%. Furthermore, today almost 80% of respondents said they liked the design of their hearing aid, compared to less than half of respondents in 2009. Additional findings on the topic of satisfaction hearing aids usage can be found in the infographics. (link to graphics)
Hearing Aids and Working Life
A thought-provoking fact: According to EuroTrak the use of a hearing aid has an impact on your salary. 37% of respondents with unaided hearing loss think they get paid less than their colleagues, compared to just one in every five hearing aid wearers who said they agree with this. More results on hearing aids and working life can be found in the infographics. (link to graphics)