The most common causes of hearing impairments are noise and ageing.
Here, you can find information about the different types of hearing loss and some of the most common diseases which cause hearing impairments.
You can find information about the social and psychological consequences of hearing loss, and you can read about noise, sound and one of our most incredible organs - the ear.
Consequences of hearing loss
Most people with hearing impairment suffer some social, psychological and physical problems.
Hearing impaired twice as likely to be on disability
Hearing impaired Swedes are almost twice as likely as the general population to be on disability.
Widespread barriers in the labour market
Two hearing impaired people out of three have trouble communicating with colleagues and managers in their workplace.
Millions of Europeans exposed to noise in the workplace
More than 60 million European workers are exposed to noise at work.
Hearing screening of infants
Up to 3 per cent of all infants have reduced hearing. In many children the hearing loss is not identified until the age of two.
Different types of hearing aids
Hearing aids are better than ever. Many hearing impaired people would benefit from using them.
A Better life with hearing aids
Adapting to hearing aids can be a challenge. The reward for overcoming initial difficulties is a improvement in quality of life.
Tinnitus - an individual condition
Tinnitus varies in intensity and type. Some people describe it as whistling sounds while others hear a buzzing noise.
Close relationship between Tinnitus and Hearing loss
Almost all people suffering from tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss.
Tinnitus - a widespread problem
Each year, millions of people are added to the growing group of tinnitus sufferers.