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
Consequences of hearing loss
Most people with hearing impairment suffer some social, psychological and physical problems.
Identifying patients who are hard of hearing
Many people who have become hard of hearing are unaware of their hearing problems.
Children and hearing loss
Most children experience temporary hearing loss due to earwax or otitis media.
Genetic hearing loss
Many forms of hearing loss are hereditary and caused by gene mutations. Gene mutations can cause hearing loss in several ways.
Ear specialists recommend digital hearing aids
Ear specialists favour digital hearing aids and recommend that they be fitted by professional hearing aid specialists.
Diseases can lead to hearing problems
Diseases such as Otitis Media and Glue Ears may lead to hearing problems and often result in hearing impairment.