Hearing loss is far more common than one may expect. In 2005 the RNID, now Action On Hearing Loss, conducted a study amongst a group of 20,000 respondents. The results suggested that over 10 million people in the UK alone are thought to have some level of hearing impairment; with the most common reasons for the loss linked to age-related and noise-induced causes. The two causes could not be more different. Whilst age related hearing loss is a natural process that people can do little about, the same cannot be said for noise induced hearing loss.
So, how do we hear and what can go wrong? Read more