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
Better telephone conversations
People with hearing problems may not hear it ringing or may have trouble conducting a telephone conversation.
Children and hearing loss
Caring about your childs hearing is extremely important because it affects his or her ability to learn, socialise and communicate.
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.
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.
Close relationship between Tinnitus and Hearing loss
Almost all people suffering from tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss.
Hearing aids - high tech computers
Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly advanced.