Audika can help you manage your hearing loss. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

Audika can help you manage your hearing loss. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

Research shows acting on hearing health leads to happier life

Audika: Research shows acting on hearing health leads to happier life

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A global survey has revealed the importance of diagnosing and managing hearing loss if we want to be happy and healthy and Audika can help you do so without it costing an arm and a leg.

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A global survey has revealed the importance of diagnosing and managing hearing loss if we want to be happy and healthy - and Audika can help you do so without it costing an arm and a leg.

Staying healthy and happy

Regular health checks can prevent many health problems and catch others before it is too late to change their course - it's a truth we are all aware of. But all those medical appointments can also be time consuming - and expensive.

The good news is that better hearing doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Audika offers free hearing checks. And if you're a pensioner or veteran card holder, you may be eligible for our NEW Fully Government Subsidised Hearing Aids*.

Prioritising hearing health

What impact can treating hearing loss have on someone's happiness? That's what hearing specialists Audika and international research group YouGov wanted to know.

Interviewing 24,000 people from 14 countries, Audika and YouGov asked about the health and happiness of hearing aid wearers and non-hearing aid wearers, pre- and post-testing.

Life-changing hearing

The results were compelling. 43 per cent of Australians thought they have some degree of hearing loss. Many also shared that hearing loss was one of Australians' biggest worries when it came to ageing, a bigger worry than losing their sight.

Significantly, 37 per cent of Australian hearing aid wearers said they were happier than before diagnosis. Nearly 1 in 5 hearing aid wearers reported a 'life-changing' difference.

Addressing related health concerns

Another top health concern found in the research is memory loss/dementia with 70 per cent saying it was a worry. However, 83 per cent were unaware of the associated risk between hearing loss and dementia. Treating hearing loss early, before or in mid-life, is one of 12 modifiable risk factors for dementia as recognised by a landmark 2020 study in The Lancet.[1]

Even though it's so often worried about, the survey shows Australians are not taking action to look after their hearing. Only one in five were planning a hearing test in the next 12 months - compared to 39% planning on getting an eye test in the same period.

Love your ears. Love life!

It's easy to put your worries at rest and start loving your ears. Go along and meet one of our qualified Clinicians for a free hearing health check.

Seniors Card Member Offer - you could get $50 Visa Prepaid Card.

To further encourage Australians to access life changing hearing support, Audika are offering Seniors Card Members a special offer. New clients who complete an in-clinic hearing check are eligible for a $50 Visa Prepaid Card. And if you bring an eligible friend, your friend will be rewarded too!

The offer is available to Seniors Card members during the promotional period 1 April 2022 to 31 December 2022. View Offer and full terms and conditions.

Unlock a healthier, happier life. Grab a friend and prioritise your hearing health together.

Book your free hearing check now online

Or call 1800 609 962

With over 350 clinics nationwide we are here to help. Find your nearest location.

[1] Livingston, Gill, et al. "Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission." The Lancet 396.10248 (2020): 413-446.

* Conditions apply under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.

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Free hearing check is available to adults aged 26 or over.

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