The Myths and Facts of Hearing Loss

 

The Myths and Facts



of Hearing Loss...

One in three adults over the age of 60 has a significant hearing loss.

The Myths and Facts of Hearing Loss...
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While only 1-2 children are born with a hearing loss, over half a million Irish adults have a mild or greater hearing loss.

The numbers of people with hearing loss in the population increases with age, especially after 50 years of age.Presbycusis (hearing loss through ageing) and environmental factors (hearing loss caused by occupational or recreational noise) are the main causes.

250,000 Irish adults have a significant disabling hearing loss, according to the definition of the World Health Organisation.

One in three people aged over 60 have a significant hearing loss.

By 70 years of age, more than half the population have a significant hearing loss.

In other words, we all know somebody with hearing loss!