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
Better telephone conversations
People with hearing problems may not hear it ringing or may have trouble conducting a telephone conversation.
Causes of hearing loss
Our hearing ability worsens from our 30s or 40s and onwards and when we reach our 80s, more than half of us suffer from significant hearing loss.
Living with hearing loss
Your hearing ability may contribute to how well you function in your daily life around relatives, friends and colleagues.
Different types of hearing aids
Hearing aids are better than ever. Many hearing impaired people would benefit from using them.
Take care of your ears
Your ears are delicate organs, so you must take care of them. If you do, you can probably prevent hearing loss.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.