Our Mission

To eradicate 5 million cases of dementia worldwide - by contributing to critical research about how hearing and cognition are linked.

eargym has been founded by an experienced and credible team and is supported by a board of world-class advisors

Hearing loss is the next big health crisis

433m

adults already live with disabling hearing loss worldwide

Source: WHO*

1.1bn

young people are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss

Source: WHO*

1 in 3 

have hearing loss by age 65, increasing to nearly 1 in 2 by age 75

Source: RNID*

The effects of hearing loss are more serious than you think

Evidence indicates that hearing loss and cognitive decline are linked.

No one knows why. We're helping find out.

Based on combined results from multiple studies carried out by the Lancet Commission, evidence shows that hearing loss is correlated with cognitive decline and dementia. In fact, there is strong evidence to show that:

Mild hearing loss doubles the risk of developing dementia

Moderate hearing loss triples the risk of developing dementia

Severe hearing loss increases the risk up to five times

We can’t reverse hearing loss but research shows that auditory training can improve hearing ability up to 25% by helping our brains adapt to changes in our hearing. eargym is working with world-leading experts in hearing and cognition to discover just how beneficial auditory training can be. Learning together, we aim to discover how training hearing skills can improve our quality of life, and fully understand the correlation between hearing and cognitive health.

How you can help

By using our app and regularly testing and training your hearing skills your anonymous data will be used to advance this hugely important area of science.

Testing shows an average improvement of 16% - how much can you improve your hearing skills in 8 weeks?

Take the eargym 8 week challenge 

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Contributing to science

Dr Jesal Vishnuram

Head of assistive technology at RNID

“Here at RNID we share similar values to eargym, to help people learn more about their hearing health and improve their hearing ability. eargym offers a quick and simple way to learn more about your personal hearing ability and what you can do about it right now.”