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
More and more tinnitus
Ear specialists see increasing numbers of tinnitus patients. For many people, tinnitus is a daily annoyance.
Symptoms of hearing loss
Most cases of hearing loss develop gradually so the symptoms are often difficult to recognise. The first step is to realise that there is a problem.
My hearing aid is part of me
Dale Sindell has always moved forward in spite of that she has not only had to face her own hearing loss but her third son?s hearing loss as well.
Tinnitus affecting job performance
Tinnitus poses challenges at work. Many people with tinnitus fear for their future job prospects.
Sounds are waves in the air
Sound waves are created when air molecules are set into motion and their energy is transmitted to adjacant air molecules.
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.