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
One in Six Adults Suffers from Hearing Loss
Sixteen percent of adult Europeans suffer from hearing loss great enough to adversely affect their daily life.
Symptoms of hearing loss
Most cases of hearing loss develop gradually so the symptoms are often difficult to recognise. The first step is to realise that there is a problem.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.
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