Assisted hearing statistics (FOI)
Assisted hearing statistics (FOI) Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 21 October 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please can I have statistics for the number of known assisted hearing technology users who are not counted as children (i.e., I don't want statistics for children and those to be excluded):
- Hearing aids
- Cochlear implants
Is there any procedure to adjust statistics for those who:
Have moved away from Jersey
If so, can I have details of that.
It is estimated that there are between 6000 and 6709 adult users of assisted hearing technology, excluding those identified separately below. This estimate is based on the number of individuals that have had new fittings and / or hearing aid sessions as recorded in the database of the Audiology Department at Jersey General Hospital. The lower estimate of 6000 includes only those individuals recorded as attending for new fittings, whilst the upper estimate of 6709 includes those that have attended hearing aid sessions.
In addition to the above, there are also:
765 self-funding individuals
47 BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) users
16 cochlear implant (or brain stem implant) users
Health and Community Services is not always notified that a person has moved away from the island permanently and the Audiology database does not communicate directly with the main hospital system. Resultantly, it is not currently possible to identify all those individuals that have either died or moved away from Jersey in the Audiology database.