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.
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.
An untreated hearing loss may have serious negative psychological effects.
The hearing test
If you regularly find it difficult to hear properly you should consider having a hearing test.
Tinnitus patients feel better with hearing aids
A hearing aid may help, according to hearing specialists. Hearing aids may reduce the stress of bad hearing.
Hearing aids improving love life
Hearing aids improve social relations, including the users? love life, and make intimate conversations easier.