You should always be aware of the different causes and take the right precautions in your everyday life.
Surveys show an increase in the numbers of young people suffering from hearing loss.
What does a hearing loss sound like. And what is tinnitus? Listen to sound examples of hearing loss and tinnitus.
One concert too many
Tinnitus is a daily annoyance, and it does not take much for the constant hissing and ringing noises to come about. Often, one concert is enough.
How well do you hear surrounded by noise? Try the short 5-step test and see how clearly you can hear in different levels of background noise.
Your favorite music may be noise to your ears
We run a risk when listening to music, but most of us wont live without it.
Falling in love
Falling in love is wonderful. If you have hearing problems you may worry what your partner thinks about your hearing loss and how it will affect your relationship.
Discos like airplanes
You should wear hearing protection when constant noise levels exceed 85 dB, corresponding to the noise from a lawn mover.