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 tinnitus
Most commonly, tinnitus is caused by noise. Working in noisy surroundings without using hearing protection increases the risk of tinnitus and hearing loss.
My voice sounds strange
When you first use hearing aids you may find that your voice sounds strange to you.
A set of earplugs can make a big difference when going to a concert or other places where loud music is being played.
Sounds are waves in the air
Sound waves are created when air molecules are set into motion and their energy is transmitted to adjacant air molecules.
iPods cause hearing loss
Loud music and long periods of listening your iPods and MP3 players wear your hearing down at an early age.