Facts about hearing loss

Wherever you are on your hearing journey, it’s vital you have enough information. Once you know the facts, you can better understand what causes hearing loss, how hearing loss might be impacting you, and how you can protect your hearing.

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2. Access Economics: Listen Hear! The economic impact and cost of hearing loss in Australia, February 2006 http://www.audiology.asn.au/public/1/files/Publications/ListenHearFinal.pdf

3. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders,

4. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Hearing Loss and Older Adults. Available from

5. University of California, San Francisco. Facts on Hearing Loss. Available from

6. http://www.hear-it.org/EU-Millions-of-music-listeners-risk-hearing-loss


The information on this website is for educational purposes, and is not intended to replace medical advice. Please consult a hearing healthcare professional to diagnose or treat a hearing or health problem.

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