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Research shows Brits unaware of hearing loss comorbidities

mental healthLess than a third of people in the UK (29%) know about common comorbidities with hearing loss. In a recent survey of 2000 UK adults, commissioned by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), consumers were questioned about their awareness of the co-existence of hearing loss and other diseases such as dementia, depression, cardiovascular […]

Lack of awareness that tinnitus is a sign of hearing loss

One in 12 audiologists (18%) say their patients are unaware tinnitus is linked to hearing loss. To mark Tinnitus Week (1 – 7 February 2021), The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (BIHIMA) questioned its research panel of UK audiologists on the subject of tinnitus awareness. 82% of the audiologists questioned stated their patients are […]

New deafness awareness toolkit for GPs

An educational toolkit has been developed by the Royal College of GPs (RGCP) to support GPs in delivering care to patients with hearing loss. The kit was developed in collaboration with hearing loss charity RNID and NHS England & Improvement and sponsored by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). It was created to […]

Pandemic paves the way for increased use of integrated hearing tech

The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), predicts an increase in the use of hearing technology due to Coronavirus pandemic. It suggests that older people in particular will increase in their use of hearing technology and its integration with smart phones and tablets. More than 70% of people over the age of 70 live […]

New research reveals Brits take hearing for granted

A recent survey commissioned by the British Irish Hearing Instruments Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has revealed that the average adult in the UK only gets their hearing tested once a decade. Despite 1 in 6 adults in the UK with some form of hearing loss, most people are getting their hearing checked once every ten years […]

BIHIMA announces findings from audiology research panel

Over half (55%) of audiologists do not believe their patients are aware of the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline, according to the results of an audiologist research panel, conducted by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA). BIHIMA questioned approx. 70 audiologists across the private sector and NHS, in April 2019, on […]

Experts raise awareness of link between dementia & hearing loss

A summit has taken place in 2019 bringing together experts to discuss the connection between hearing loss as a risk factor in developing dementiaA cross-sector summit has taken place bringing together experts to discuss the connection between hearing loss as a risk factor in developing dementia. The event was convened by the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) at the Royal College of Practitioners in London. It was attended by BIHIMA Chairman Paul Surridge, The Ear […]

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