Relationship improvement due to hearing aids in select developed countries 2014-2015

This statistic displays the positive changes in relationships at work and at home due to the usage of hearing aids by hearing impaired people in selected developed countries in 2014-2015. According to a survey conducted during these two years, Italy had the highest percentage of improved relationships at home in the surveyed countries.Some 71 percent stated that relationships at home became "better" or "a lot better".

Improvement of relationships at work and home due to hearing aids in selected developed countries in 2014-2015

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Release date

June 2016


France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

2014 and 2015

Number of respondents

base: 120,000 people

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Since you started using your hearing aid(s), please rate the changes you have experienced in each of the following areas, which you beleive are due to your hearing aid(s)."
Note: From the total number of respondents, subsequently data was collected from 3,702 interviews with hearing aid owners and 5,970 interviews with hearing-impaired people people who do not yet own hearing aids across six countries. The interviews were conducted during 2014 and 2015.
* Only those who received HAs in last 5 years were asked in US, so this data point cannot be compared to the ET data.

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