EUROTRAK REPORTS ON UK,FRANCE AND GERMANY: LOW AWARENESS OF CI
Have a look at the reports on UK, Germany and France, and see how little awareness there is even there of cochlear implantation.
69% of the population in Germany have never heard of Cochlear Implants.
Only 18% of the HA owners with severe/profound HL have been informed about CIs by a medical professional.
In the UK, 41% of the population haven’t heard of CI
Only 30% of HA owners with severe/profound HL have been informed about CI by medical professional.
EuroTrak is the largest comparative multi-country study on hearing loss and hearing aid usage.
Initiated by EHIMA in 2009, EuroTrak was designed as a means for raising public awareness on key issues of hearing loss and hearing care. It sheds light on hearing loss prevalence as well as on the use of hearing aids and the experience of hard of hearing people with their hearing instruments.
Recent surveys include useful questions on CI awareness, illustrating how little is known about CI even in high income countries.
Information for your advocacy work!