Many dangers to your hearing 

You should always be aware of the different causes and take the right precautions in your everyday life.
Surveys show an increase in the numbers of young people suffering from hearing loss.
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Too loud to be cool

More than one in three young people believe that the volume is turned up too high when they go out.

Social consequences

People who suffer from untreated hearing loss often find it extremely difficult to participate in social activities, even within their own family.

Symptoms of hearing loss

Hearing impairment is not limited to old people. More and more, hearing damage affects young people, too.

The hearing test

Better one hearing test too many than one too few. If you often find it difficult to hear properly you should consider having a hearing test.

The ear is a magnificent organ

The major task of the ear is to detect and analyse sounds by transduction. Another function is to maintain the sense of balance.

Young people gamble with their hearing

Music can be tough on your ears and damage your hearing forever. Lots of young people just don´t know about it.

A great life with hearing aids

Tell your friends and classmates what it entails to be hard of hearing. Your will make it easier for them to be less prejudice.

New and different sounds

Hearing aids take time getting used to. When you begin to wear hearing aids you have to get used to new and different sounds.

Always test a mobile phone

The digital phone system has many advantages. But it is not always the right choice for hearing impaired people.

Taking care of your hearing aids

To get the best performance out of your hearing aid you must follow a few simple and common sense care instructions.

You need two ears

Hearing impaired people fitted with two hearing aids are better able to keep up with conversations.

Hearing aids improve quality of life

Nine in 10 users of hearing aids say their hearing aids improve their quality of life, according to a U.S. study.

Noise 24/7

Imagine a constant buzzing or whistling noise in your ears - 24 hours a day. It is called tinnitus.

One concert too many

Tinnitus is a daily annoyance, and it does not take much for the constant hissing and ringing noises to come about. Often, one concert is enough.

Your favorite music may be noise to your ears

We run a risk when listening to music, but most of us won't live without it.

Tinnitus and your love life

However wonderful and close your relationship with your partner, the strength of your relationship may be severely tested by your tinnitus.

How to live with tinnitus

Living with tinnitus can be difficult. Treatment and coping strategies can help. Here is some advice.

Hearing aids cuts out the ringing

A study shows that you can relieve the constant ringing and buzzing in your ears from tinnitus with a open hearing aid.

Your ears' best friend

The simple and lightweight little earplug can help your hearing remains intact, today and 20 years from now.

Life is too loud for most teens

Turning up the sound today may cause you to lose out tomorrow because of bad hearing.

Discos like airplanes

You should wear hearing protection when constant noise levels exceed 85 dB, corresponding to the noise from a lawn mover.

Big biceps, bad hearing

Your fitness centre is intended to keep you healthy, but it may damage your ears.

School noise detrimental to hearing and learning

The collective sound of human voices is the greates noise problem in schools, according to noise level measurements.

Advice for the office

Workplaces must be set up in the best way possible to manage noise levels and avoid unnecessary noise. Here are some general guidelines.

New and different sounds

Hearing aids take time getting used to. When you begin to wear hearing aids you have to get used to new and different sounds.

Falling in love

Falling in love is wonderful. If you have hearing problems you may worry what your partner thinks about your hearing loss and how it will affect your relationship.

Good advice for conversations

Even with the most modern hearing technology it can be difficult to hear everything that is being said.

Leisure time is fun

Being young and hard of hearing is no reason to withdraw from social activities, sports or studying.

The job interview

Preparation is extremely important. Be prepared to demonstrate that your hearing loss is no impediment for your job performance.

No more trouble concentrating at school

Is your teacher mumbling? Must you concentrate so hard on listening that your notepad is empty at the end of class?

Soundfiles

What does a hearing loss sound like. And what is tinnitus? Listen to sound examples of hearing loss and tinnitus.

Hearing test

How well do you hear surrounded by noise? Try the short 5-step test and see how clearly you can hear in different levels of background noise.