Sixteen percent of adults suffer from hearing loss great enough to adversely affect their daily life.
This is much higher than the previously generally assumed prevalence of 10 percent.
One of the major causes of hearing loss is ageing. Another common reason is exposure to noise. Some diseases can also lead to hearing problems.Read more
Age-related hearing loss
As you get older the hair cells in your inner ear begin to die. This happens to all of us. But some people lose their hearing earlier and faster than others.
Tinnitus affecting job performance
Tinnitus poses challenges at work. Many people with tinnitus fear for their future job prospects.
Aging affects our ability to hear
Most cases of hearing loss develop slowly as people age. This condition is known as Presbyacusis.
How to live with tinnitus
Living with tinnitus can be difficult. Treatment and coping strategies can help. Here is some simple advice.
Hearing aids improve quality of life
Scientific surveys shows that the use of hearing aids causes significant improvement in the quality of life.
Stigma about hearing loss
People with hearing loss are subject to much prejudice and misconceptions: