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
Opinions of relatives often decisive
Hearing impaired people receptive to advice from family and hearing specialist.
Diseases can lead to hearing problems
Diseases such as Otitis Media and Glue Ears may lead to hearing problems, also other diseases often result in hearing loss.
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Stigma about hearing loss
People with hearing loss are subject to much prejudice and misconceptions:
Hearing impaired in the workplace
Conversations with colleagues, and the concentration needed for communication during the day demand much energy.
Two hearing aids best
Two hearing aids make them better able to keep up with conversations than people wearing only one hearing aid.