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.
An untreated hearing loss may have serious negative psychological effects.
Can tinnitus be cured?
Tinnitus can take many forms. The bothersome and uncomfortable noise in your ear varies from one tinnitus sufferer to another.
Take care of your ears
Your ears are delicate organs, so you must take care of them. If you do, you can probably prevent hearing loss.
Millions would benefit from hearing aids
One in six Europeans would benefit from using hearing aids. In the US 35 million people are hearing impaired.
My voice sounds strange
When you first use hearing aids you may find that your voice sounds strange to you.