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
A set of earplugs can make a big difference when going to a concert or other places where loud music is being played.
Two hearing aids best
Two hearing aids make them better able to keep up with conversations than people wearing only one hearing aid.
Growing up with hearing loss
As a parent of a hearing-impaired child you must have in mind that all children - with or without hearing loss - develop differently.
Always test a mobile telephone
Hearing-impaired persons may have problems using a mobile phone. A lways test the mobile telephone before purchasing it.
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.
The hearing test
Try the 5 step speech-in-noise test that will help you determine if you would benefit from wearing hearing aids.