One in six has a hearing loss

One in six has a hearing loss

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.

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