Forsa poll sound provides first results from round 15 million German citizens have a limited hearing. But to what extent they perceive this restriction as such? And what kind of support can offer modern hearing aids those affected? To find answers to questions like these, the forsa Institute on behalf of the German professional community HoREX looking for interested parties who want to better understand spoken words since last year. They are given the opportunity to test two weeks latest and nearly invisible hearing systems in everyday life, as well as to provide information about their needs and experiences in the great forsa survey listening”, which runs until the spring of 2013. There was already a similar forsa Survey 2007/2008 currently the organizers present first results to the current survey project, already more than 1,500 subjects involved. Now it was called Doll or soup? Sand or wall? Bump or dark? That we a word a Conversation partners misunderstand, happens every day and everywhere, and sometimes, these so-called shipping headphones cause pleasure and comic situations. It is quite different however, when the interrogation is a regular companion when dealing with other people”, explains Tannassia Reuber of the hearing acoustics EC HoREX. If frequent misunderstandings undermine confidence in the own sense of hearing, this can worsen in general the joy of conversations and shared experiences.” First results of ongoing forsa survey hearing show that particularly in acoustically challenging situations the persons concerned to the limits of their hearing.
Conversations in undisturbed environment prepared only 24 per cent of the previous respondents difficulties. However annoying background noise occurred during the conversation, all 71 percent in their listening comprehension were affected. The desire, especially in loud and lively is properly pronounced in many subjects Situations again to get everything with”, explains Tannassia Reuber. Two in three respondents prior to their hearing AIDS test, said they would hope in particular an improvement in talks with unwanted background noise from this.