Hearing loss in adults
Reduction in hearing ability may be considered a common part of the ageing process, but that does not mean that hearing loss should be accepted passively – especially not when it affects one’s quality of life and communication with family and friends. Surprisingly many adults and elderly people live with a hearing loss for years – even when help is within easy reach. Sometimes, a push from friends or family is necessary.

In the following pages you can read more about causes of the kinds of hearing loss typically affecting adults and elderly people, about living with a hearing loss and about how to protect one’s hearing.

Learn about hearing loss
Increase your knowledge about the physiological consequences of a hearing loss – see and read about what sound is and how our hearing system functions.
Read about the causes and types of hearing loss as well as the different forms of treatment.
Protect your hearing
Read about how to protect your hearing to minimise the risk of noise-induced hearing loss.
Possibilities for help
Learn more about where to acquire help and support for, and information about, hearing loss.
Test your hearing
Try testing your hearing and see whether you should have it checked.
Living with a hearing loss
Read more about typical reactions to hearing loss – both from the hearing impaired person and those around them. Get advice on what to do to make everyday life easier for yourself if you have a hearing loss or if you want to help and support a family member with hearing loss.
Did you know…
Failing hearing ability makes many people feel shameful and inadequate.
Hearing aids increase many people’s quality of life.
More than 1/3 of all 65-year-old people have a hearing loss.
More than 50% of all hearing impaired people are working.


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