Do you think your partner sometimes chooses not to listen to you?
You’re not alone!
New research has found that 7 in 10 people believe their partner has ‘selective hearing’ – and men are ‘worse’ than women.
Husbands annoy their wives 7 times a week over their ‘selective hearing’
A study from Scrivens Hearing Care found that the majority of couples found their significant others often didn’t hear them when they ask them to do something.
In fact, the research found that men tend to ‘ignore’ their partner’s requests 7 times per week, on average, which works out to be 388 times a year.
In comparison, women will opt not to listen just six times a week or 339 times a year.
However, the poll found that 54% of couples are genuinely concerned about their spouse’s hearing and 40% suspect their partner really does have hearing difficulties.
Scrivens senior hearing aid audiologist, Kirran Saimbi, said: “Most of us will have experienced ‘selective hearing’ – either being the accused or the accuser.
“But joking aside, ‘selective hearing’ could be a sign of hearing loss. Left ignored, hearing loss can lead to isolation, depression and there is evidence of a link with dementia.
“The changes in our hearing are often so subtle and happen over time, that it can be very hard for us to notice the impact it’s having on our lives and those around us.
“That’s why regular hearing checks are so important.”
If you’re concerned about your hearing or your significant other’s hearing, we advise you see your GP as soon as possible.
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