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
Getting used to hearing aids
The first use of a hearing aid can be somewhat shocking for many people.
A set of earplugs can make a big difference when going to a concert or other places where loud music is being played.
An untreated hearing loss may have serious negative psychological effects.
Close relationship between Tinnitus and Hearing loss
Almost all people suffering from tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss.
How to live with tinnitus
Living with tinnitus can be difficult. Treatment and coping strategies can help. Here is some simple advice.
Age-related hearing loss
As you get older the hair cells in your inner ear begin to die. This happens to all of us. But some people lose their hearing earlier and faster than others.