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"Why are so many hearing aids sitting in a drawer?"

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Hearing loss affects about 10% of the adult population in the UK and many people over the age of 70 years have a hearing loss sufficient for them to require hearing aids. Yet, many people try hearing aids and decide that the benefit is not worth the bother; the hearing aids end up sitting in a drawer. In this talk I will describe what goes wrong when a person has a hearing loss and I will describe what hearing aids can and cannot do to compensate for the perceptual problems caused by hearing loss. Avenues for improvement will also be described.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Science Society series.

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