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
Always test a mobile telephone
Hearing-impaired persons may have problems using a mobile phone. A lways test the mobile telephone before purchasing it.
Hearing aids - high tech computers
Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly advanced.
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.
Age-related hearing loss
As you get older the hair cells in your inner ear begin to die. This happens to all of us. But some people lose their hearing earlier and faster than others.
Causes of hearing loss
Our hearing ability worsens from our 30s or 40s and onwards and when we reach our 80s, more than half of us suffer from significant hearing loss.
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.