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
Diseases can lead to hearing problems
Diseases such as Otitis Media and Glue Ears may lead to hearing problems, also other diseases often result in hearing loss.
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.
Children and hearing loss
Caring about your childs hearing is extremely important because it affects his or her ability to learn, socialise and communicate.
Different types of hearing aids
Hearing aids are better than ever. Many hearing impaired people would benefit from using them.
Getting used to hearing aids
The first use of a hearing aid can be somewhat shocking for many people.
A set of earplugs can make a big difference when going to a concert or other places where loud music is being played.