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      Technology used to aid hearing in background noise: insight from people with hearing loss

      Executive summary
      Updated 16 Oct 2017
      Background noise

      This report describes the findings of our research to discover what technologies people are using to aid communication in background noise, understand how well these technologies are meeting people’s needs – and makes key recommendations for future focus.

      Hearing in situations where there are high levels of background noise, such as in a noisy restaurant, bar or classroom, is a significant challenge for people with hearing loss. This report describes the findings of our research to discover what technologies people are using to aid communication in background noise, understand how well these technologies are meeting people’s needs – and makes key recommendations for future focus.

      Over 800 people completed our survey which was sent out to our research panel and promoted through our digital channels.

      You can download the executive summary here to get the key findings or if you would like to read the report in full please request via email:  technology@hearingloss.org.uk

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