The Evolution of the Hearing Aid
From the humble ear trumpet to invisible hearing aids – technology has transformed hearing loss treatment and the lives of millions.
Since the 17th century, people have been dedicated to finding the very best hearing solutions – making them smaller, more powerful and affordable.
Hearing aid devices - such as the Lyric - are now invisible to the naked eye, completely sweat-proof and shower-proof, and suitable to be worn for months at a time.
But while devices have improved, the demand for hearing aids is continuing to rise.
Hearing Loss in Australia
- 1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss, but this number will jump to 1 in 4 by 2054, due to Australia's aging population.
- 1 in 3 people over the age of 50 are affected by hearing loss and for those over the age of 60 - it’s 1 in 2.
- The estimated annual financial cost of hearing loss in Australia is $11.75 billion.