H.A.A.T. have reported a resounding success in their hearing screening results for the first quarter of 2011 and have also admitted to going through a “learning curve”whilst offering a free hearing screening service through their extensive number of outlets.
Numbers of people attending the network of outlets have trebled since offering their latest bespoke and unique service.
The screening service gives clients over the age of 50 an opportunity to have their hearing checked with a “totally no obligation policy”. Clients are given a hearing test, word test and ear examination to check for excessive wax or abnormalities. They are also provided with a free information pack that advises them to any areas of concern such the beginnings of a hearing loss.
“Clients have been very responsive to the free hearing screening service and on average around 30% of clients have been given an all clear. Around 40% of clients tested who had a hearing loss in varying degrees have been totally oblivious to mild, moderate and even a moderate to severe hearing loss” said a spokesperson who has collated figures.
Unsurprisingly of those with an unknowing “aid-able hearing loss” have suggested that they feel themselves that they are OK but it is the spouse or family member who had suggested that they take up the offer of a free hearing screening. Around 70% of those people still felt that they wanted to consider the findings.
In view of this a “20 reasons why people with a hearing loss should consider wearing hearing aids” leaflet was designed and put into the information pack alongside a 5 steps to better hearing guide.
However HAAT have recently added a new leaflet giving practical “next steps- it’s your choice” leaflet designed at narrowing down the paths of direction to the clients who attend the screenings. Included in the information pack is their hearing aids -why wear two.
We will keep you informed on the reactions and changes to the statistics as they are collated.
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