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
A set of earplugs can make a big difference when going to a concert or other places where loud music is being played.
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.
One in six
One in six has hearing loss. But only some of those who need hearing aids use them even though they can improve quality of life.
The hearing test
Try the 5 step speech-in-noise test that will help you determine if you would benefit from wearing hearing aids.
Tinnitus affecting job performance
Tinnitus poses challenges at work. Many people with tinnitus fear for their future job prospects.
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.