You and your hearing

1 in 2 people1
over the age of 85 in the US experience hearing loss
15 mins a day
in a noisy train station
over time can cause
hearing loss
Hundreds of millions of people around the world are affected by hearing loss, but with modern hearing technology these people can regain their ability to listen, communicate and enjoy their everyday lives. Find out more about your hearing

Hearing loss solutions

Find out more about the different hearing loss treatments – from hearing aids to cochlear implants to bone conduction implants – and discover how acting early can transform your life. Find the right solution

How to get help

Seeking help for hearing loss? Follow our step-by-step guide. Learn more

Help a loved one

Communication is key to successful relationships, but it’s the first thing to be compromised when someone has a hearing loss. Learn how to support a loved one

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

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