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It is estimated that there are more than 11 million people in the UK with some degree of hearing impairment or deafness (that’s about 1 in 6 people).
More than 70% of over 70 year olds and 40% of 50 year olds have some kind of hearing loss.
By 2035 it is estimated that there will be 15.6 million people with hearing loss in the UK, that’s one in five.
On average, it takes ten years for people to address their hearing loss.
[Sources: Action On Hearing Loss website 2016]