Many of your patients are hard of hearing
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
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.
Genetic hearing loss
Many forms of hearing loss are hereditary and caused by gene mutations. Gene mutations can cause hearing loss in several ways.
Consequences of hearing loss
Most people with hearing impairment suffer some social, psychological and physical problems.
The ear - a magnificent organ
The major task of the ear is to detect and analyse noises by transduction.
A better life with hearing aids
Adapting to hearing aids can be a challenge. The reward is a significant improvement in quality of life.
Ear specialists recommend digital hearing aids
Ear specialists favour digital hearing aids and recommend that they be fitted by professional hearing aid specialists.
Close relationship between Tinnitus and Hearing loss
Almost all people suffering from tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss.
Identifying patients who are hard of hearing
Many people who have become hard of hearing are unaware of their hearing problems.
Good dialogue is vital
Good patient-doctor communication is extremely important for the detection and treatment of hearing loss.
Strange sounding voice
When they first use their new hearing aid patients often find that their own voice sounds strange to them.
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.