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.
A magnificent organ
The ear is an advanced and very sensitive organ of the human body. The major task of the ear is to detect and analyse noises by transduction.
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.
Close relationship between Tinnitus and Hearing loss
Almost all people suffering from tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.