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
Tinnitus patients feel better with hearing aids
A hearing aid may help, according to hearing specialists. Hearing aids may reduce the stress of bad hearing.
Millions would benefit from hearing aids
One in six Europeans would benefit from using hearing aids. In the US 35 million people are hearing impaired.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.
Hearing aids - high tech computers
Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly advanced.
Stigma about hearing loss
People with hearing loss are subject to much prejudice and misconceptions:
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.