Hearing Loss

About hearing loss?

Many Indian experience hearing loss but don't quite understand it. This section will give you some useful foundation information to build on.

  • Understanding Hearing Loss

    Our ability to hear is truly amazing but as with most of our senses, we only begin to appreciate just how amazing it is when we notice that it isn't quite as good as it once was.

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  • Types of Hearing Loss

    There are a number of recognized hearing loss types so if you want to learn about a specific condition you'll find more information by clicking on the links below.

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  • Signs of Hearing Loss

    People with hearing loss sometimes struggle in environment with background noise, particularly in restaurants and public areas. They generally have difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds.Due to (...)

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  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is not a type of hearing loss, but any people who suffer tinnitus also have hearing loss without knowing it. Hearing aids and sound therapy can relieve some of the effects of this symptom.

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Living with Hearing Loss

Tinnitus is not a type of hearing loss, but any people who suffer tinnitus also have hearing loss without knowing it. Hearing aids and sound therapy can relieve some of the effects of this symptom.

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Facts about Hearing Loss

  • Hearing loss is often diagnosed when a person struggles to hear 25 dB in at least one ear during a hearing test. Deafness is commonly defined by profound hearing loss. People with profound hearing loss can hear a minimum of 95 decibels.
  • Some people feel that one ear hears more clearly than the other. Unilateral hearing loss refers to a loss of hearing in only one ear. Approximately 69% of Europe’s hearing aid users own two devices.

Hearing Loss Figures

  • About 1 in 6 people are currently hearing impaired (about 1.1 billion people).
  • At the age of 65, one in every three people suffers from hearing loss.
  • Hearing loss is the third most common health condition among adults.
  • In the United States, over 15% of children aged 6 to 19 suffer from hearing loss
  • On average, people with hearing loss wait 8 years before getting treatment.