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Hearing information

All you need to know about different hearing problems and their solutions

Discover the facts, figures, problems, preventions and treatments related to hearing loss. It’s a common condition that affects one in five UK adults. Learn how hearing loss can impact your ability to understand, interpret and communicate with the world around you.

The facts about hearing

For many people, losing their hearing is simply a part of getting older.

For others it can be the result of an unforeseeable incident, or spending a long time in a noisy environment, or even the result an underlying congenital condition that could have gone unnoticed for years.

Whichever the case, hearing loss remains a prominent – and in some cases preventable – condition in the UK. A lack of understanding and the stigma attached to hearing loss means many people suffer unnecessarily.

We hope that by providing as much information and support as possible, sufferers can take action towards improving their hearing, while others can take steps towards protecting their hearing and preventing hearing loss.

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Hearing loss explained

For most people, hearing loss happens very gradually, usually caused by over-exposure to noise or an underlying congenital condition that goes unnoticed and therefore untreated.

If you’re worried about your hearing, there are a number of ways to help prevent and treat hearing loss. The most important thing to remember is that we’re here to support you.

Follow the links below to find out more about the different kinds of hearing loss.