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
Millions would benefit from hearing aids
One in six Europeans would benefit from using hearing aids. In the US 35 million people are hearing impaired.
Can tinnitus be cured?
Tinnitus can take many forms. The bothersome and uncomfortable noise in your ear varies from one tinnitus sufferer to another.
The hearing test
Try the 5 step speech-in-noise test that will help you determine if you would benefit from wearing hearing aids.
Two hearing aids best
Two hearing aids make them better able to keep up with conversations than people wearing only one hearing aid.
Diseases can lead to hearing problems
Diseases such as Otitis Media and Glue Ears may lead to hearing problems, also other diseases often result in hearing loss.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.