Hearing health is a priority for UMusic. Therefore, hearing checks at any of its more than 600 centers are free. And also now, and until May 31, if after this review the specialist prescribes the need to use a hearing aid, the price of the hearing aid will be lower. 10% less. These are the Days without VAT, an initiative that seeks to facilitate the acquisition of this type of hearing solutions that significantly improve people’s quality of life.
Those interested in this promotion only have to book an appointment online from the UMusic website to review their hearing. Or if you prefer, you can request that they call you to arrange a visit, leaving your number in the same link on the website. These reviews allow us to have an adjusted diagnosis of each person’s hearing capacity. In some cases, the specialist ends up recommending the use of hearing aids. According to UMusic’ own studies, 30% of those over 50 years of age suffer from some hearing problem. And among those over 50, the percentage increases to 58%.
It is true that even today many people view the use of hearing aids with suspicion. They think that they will be annoying, that they will hear beeps or interference and, above all, that they will be very visible and unaesthetic. However, technological advances refute these arguments with digital products of maximum precision and minimum size. And the result is supported by the users themselves: 84% of those who use this type of hearing solutions are highly satisfied. This is reflected in a study carried out in seven countries: Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Japan.
To explain this high satisfaction, we must not only focus on the best quality of the hearing aids, but on the fact that the variety has multiplied, since each hearing solution is intended to adapt as much as possible to each need. In the case of UMusic, several models of hearing aids are currently marketed, ranging from those specifically for children to those that are waterproof, through a wide range of features that include in some cases even the interconnection of the device with the telephone. , the television or the music system.
Another argument in favor of using hearing aids is that they prolong life. This is stated by a recent study carried out in Iceland, which highlights a direct relationship between hearing loss and the life expectancy of older people: if the first is not corrected, the second is shortened. The study, titled Impairments in hearing and vision impact on mortality in older people: the AGES-Reykjavik Study, was published in the Age and Aging magazine, from Oxford Journals, in August 2013, according to the Spanish.hear-it.org portal. 4,926 Icelanders aged 67 and older participated in the research. Of them, 25.4% suffered from hearing impairment. And the result was conclusive: the latter have a higher risk of dying in the following five years. Among the most probable causes, cardiovascular diseases.
The positive part of this study is that among people affected by hearing loss, those who used hearing aids managed to maintain their life expectancy. Users of these hearing solutions were older on average and had more severe hearing loss.
Arguments therefore conclude that, if necessary, hearing aids represent a comfortable, practical listening solution with high satisfaction among their users. And also now, until May 31, UMusic exempts VAT.