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
Children and hearing loss
Caring about your childs hearing is extremely important because it affects his or her ability to learn, socialise and communicate.
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.
Hearing impaired in the workplace
Conversations with colleagues, and the concentration needed for communication during the day demand much energy.
Can tinnitus be cured?
Tinnitus can take many forms. The bothersome and uncomfortable noise in your ear varies from one tinnitus sufferer to another.
Causes of tinnitus
Most commonly, tinnitus is caused by noise. Working in noisy surroundings without using hearing protection increases the risk of tinnitus and hearing loss.
Tinnitus affecting job performance
Tinnitus poses challenges at work. Many people with tinnitus fear for their future job prospects.