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
An untreated hearing loss may have serious negative psychological effects.
Hearing aids improving love life
Hearing aids improve social relations, including the users? love life, and make intimate conversations easier.
iPods cause hearing loss
Loud music and long periods of listening your iPods and MP3 players wear your hearing down at an early age.
Diseases can lead to hearing problems
Diseases such as Otitis Media and Glue Ears may lead to hearing problems, also other diseases often result in hearing loss.
Noise 24 hours a day
Tinnitus is noises in the head, not related to any psychiatric condition. The noise can be heard anywhere in the head or in one or both ears.
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.