Facts about hearing loss

  • 1 Billion people around the world are affected by hearing loss (about 16% of the population)
  • Every day more than 2000 babies are born with a hearing loss globally
  • Every day 17 babies are born with a hearing loss in South Africa
  • 1 out of 3 people over 60 years have a degree of a hearing loss.
  • The majority of people with hearing loss are school age or working age.
  • 1 out of 5 people with a hearing loss are using hearing aids and are benefiting from it.
  • On average, people with a hearing loss take up to 10 years before doing something about it!

Stats do not lie! You are not alone!

Are you one of them

Do you:

  • Ask others to repeat themselves?
  • Turn up the television or radio volume to levels others find too loud?
  • Have trouble understanding conversation in noisy places?
  • Have trouble hearing women’s and children’s voices?
  • Have trouble hearing over the telephone?
  • Have difficulty following a fast-moving conversation?

If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, a full consultation from a hearing healthcare professional is recommmended.