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.
Noise and hearing loss
We are surrounded by noise in nearly all areas of modern life. Our ears are delicate and complex structures that are easily damaged.
An untreated hearing loss may have serious negative psychological effects.
Better telephone conversations
People with hearing problems may not hear it ringing or may have trouble conducting a telephone conversation.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.
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.