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 effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.
iPods cause hearing loss
Loud music and long periods of listening your iPods and MP3 players wear your hearing down at an early age.
The hearing test
Try the 5 step speech-in-noise test that will help you determine if you would benefit from wearing hearing aids.
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.
Can tinnitus be cured?
Tinnitus can take many forms. The bothersome and uncomfortable noise in your ear varies from one tinnitus sufferer to another.
Hearing aids - high tech computers
Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly advanced.