Hearing loss affects roughly 1 in 5 people in the population. This is a subset of the populace, and it is alarming to believe that this statistic is rising although the amount of hearing impairment can be very mild. It is predicted that in Australia, from the year 2050 this number will have grown to 1 in 4 in the overall populace.
Another fascinating fact is that a huge proportion of those affected by hearing loss are not even aware that the problems they experience in everyday communication and attention are a consequence of mild to moderate hearing loss.
Hearing issues can be caused by numerous factors. It may be the result of chronic exposure to loud sounds, congenital defect, ototoxicity (because of the long-term impact of prescription drugs) or disease. But hearing loss need not stay undiagnosed. There is a range of ways which a hearing issue can be identified by you.