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
Good dialogue is vital
Good patient-doctor communication is extremely important for the detection and treatment of hearing loss.
Genetic hearing loss
Many forms of hearing loss are hereditary and caused by gene mutations. Gene mutations can cause hearing loss in several ways.
Identifying patients who are hard of hearing
Many people who have become hard of hearing are unaware of their hearing problems.
The ear - a magnificent organ
The major task of the ear is to detect and analyse noises by transduction.
Children and hearing loss
Most children experience temporary hearing loss due to earwax or otitis media.
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.