Hearing loss affects one in six

Hearing loss affects one in six

Sixteen percent of adults suffer from hearing loss great enough to adversely affect their daily life. 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. 

What is hearing loss?

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Consequences of hearing loss

Hearing loss can have a range of consequences. The implications differ from person to person, but most people with hearing impairment suffer some social, psychological and physical problems as a result of their hearing loss. Consequences

Causes of hearing loss

We all lose our hearing sooner or later, and is a natural consequence of getting older. Another common reason for hearing loss is exposure to noise, but it can also occur as a result of disease, infections or drugs. It may be inherited or be a result of physical damage to the ears or serious injuries to the head. Causes

Definition of hearing loss

Hearing loss are divided into categories. The most common categories of hearing loss classifications are mild, moderate, severe and profound hearing loss. Definition

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