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.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.
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.
Better telephone conversations
People with hearing problems may not hear it ringing or may have trouble conducting a telephone conversation.
Opinions of relatives often decisive
Hearing impaired people receptive to advice from family and hearing specialist.
Noise and hearing loss
We are surrounded by noise in nearly all areas of modern life. Our ears are delicate and complex structures that are easily damaged.