Spend2Save (2nd ed.) is now available!
With updated figures and references, this landmark document from The Ear Foundation is now in its second edition with the support of EURO-CIU, AEA, EHIMA and EFHOH.
Spending money on hearing care changes lives and saves society money:
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Several translations are available and there are more on the way! Full of the up-to-date important information you need to improve hearing care in your country.
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What is Spend2Save?
52 million people across Europe have a significant hearing loss, and the number is growing, with a huge impact on the individual and on society. Hearing loss is the greatest cause of Years Lived with Disability (YLD) over the age of 70 and is linked with isolation, physical and mental health issues, depression and dementia and with increased use of health services.
The impact of hearing loss as a public health issue has not been well understood by politicians and health commissioners across Europe. Yet the opportunity to change lives and save money is enormous. To increase awareness and promote action The Ear Foundation launched a European report, Spend2Save, in Brussels in September 2017, with the support of EURO-CIU, AEA, EHIMA and EFHOH.
The Spend2Save report produced the evidence to show that the cost of NOT providing hearing care is GREATER than the cost of providing hearing care. The growing challenge of adult hearing loss aroused great interest from user groups across Europe and a summary leaflet to inform public and decision makers was developed. This first edition was translated into 13 languages, mainly by user groups with EURO-CIU support and has been used to influence decision making about the provision of hearing technologies across many countries. It’s proved a real tool for change in hearing care provision: a meeting of key stakeholders in Brussels summarised the main priority for action to be:
Spend2Save has done much to stimulate interest globally, not only across Europe. With the World Health Organisation (WHO) resolution on hearing loss, urging all countries to develop action plans for hearing care (www.who.int.org/deafness) and there is growing activity and evidence about the importance of addressing hearing loss.
Spending money on hearing care changes lives and saves society money…get involved and download Spend2Save today!
Feb 19, 2020