More than half of all hearing-impaired people are of working age
Hearing loss is a natural consequence of getting older. Our hearing ability worsens from our 30s or 40s and onwards and when we reach our 80s, more than half of us suffer from significant hearing loss. Despite that, more than half of all hearing-impaired people are of working age.Read more
Identifying patients who are hard of hearing
Many people who have become hard of hearing are unaware of their hearing problems.
Hearing loss in children causing parental distress
When a child is diagnosed with hearing loss, attention should be given to the reaction of the parents.
Genetic hearing loss
Many forms of hearing loss are hereditary and caused by gene mutations. Gene mutations can cause hearing loss in several ways.
Consequences of hearing loss
Most people with hearing impairment suffer some social, psychological and physical problems.
Children and hearing loss
Most children experience temporary hearing loss due to earwax or otitis media.
Ear specialists recommend digital hearing aids
Ear specialists favour digital hearing aids and recommend that they be fitted by professional hearing aid specialists.