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
Take care of your ears
Your ears are delicate organs, so you must take care of them. If you do, you can probably prevent hearing loss.
My voice sounds strange
When you first use hearing aids you may find that your voice sounds strange to you.
Growing up with hearing loss
As a parent of a hearing-impaired child you must have in mind that all children - with or without hearing loss - develop differently.
The effects of hearing loss, the personal reactions and the consequences are best understood and described by the hearing impaired people.
Hearing impaired in the workplace
Conversations with colleagues, and the concentration needed for communication during the day demand much energy.
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.