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
The hearing test
If you regularly find it difficult to hear properly you should consider having a hearing test.
A set of earplugs can make a big difference when going to a concert or other places where loud music is being played.
How to live with tinnitus
Living with tinnitus can be difficult. Treatment and coping strategies can help. Here is some simple advice.
A magnificent organ
The ear is an advanced and very sensitive organ of the human body. The major task of the ear is to detect and analyse noises by transduction.
Sounds are waves in the air
Sound waves are created when air molecules are set into motion and their energy is transmitted to adjacant air molecules.
Hearing aids improving love life
Hearing aids improve social relations, including the users? love life, and make intimate conversations easier.