Ann Widdecombe – Action on Hearing Loss Hearing Check

Former Politician and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ann Widdecombe launched a campaign from the charity Action on Hearing Loss, supported by BT, to encourage people to get their hearing checked.

Ten million people in the UK are either deaf or hard of hearing and a new study released today by Action on Hearing Loss, formerly RNID, shows that 43% of us believe our hearing is getting worse, yet the same amount have never had a hearing check.

One in ten people say they are too embarrassed to have a hearing check, while a third say if they found out they were losing their hearing they would suffer in silence and refuse to wear a hearing aid.

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