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
iPods cause hearing loss
Loud music and long periods of listening your iPods and MP3 players wear your hearing down at an early age.
A set of earplugs can make a big difference when going to a concert or other places where loud music is being played.
How to live with tinnitus
Living with tinnitus can be difficult. Treatment and coping strategies can help. Here is some simple advice.
Living with hearing loss
Your hearing ability may contribute to how well you function in your daily life around relatives, friends and colleagues.
Symptoms of hearing loss
Most cases of hearing loss develop gradually so the symptoms are often difficult to recognise. The first step is to realise that there is a problem.
Seven battery tips
Here?s how to make your batteries last longer. Hearing aids will not work without batteries.